Farmer’s Almanac ….Understanding Trials and Faith
I have been interested in people who do things by the farmer’s almanac…. it is really cool. farmers don’t compete….they just do what God gave them to do. they live in the light..and they know that sometimes a whole year of tilling the land, planting the seeds, watering, weeding, etc…. and their crops manage to survive until the harvest time…. and then a massive storm hits and washes all their effort and intense labor of love away in an instant…. well, farmers usually don’t commit suicide and they don’t have time to drown their sorrows in wasted pity…. they are just thankful the family is safe and able to continue life and start over. farmers just do what they do because it is who they are at heart.
God doesn’t make us start over and over to punish us…He makes us start over and over again to teach us about life and real labors of love. if we quit the first time we have a failed crop we are not trusting God or ourselves. a failed crop may bring shame by the pain of a deflated ego but that doesn’t really help matters when there are things to get done. but the lesson of the farmer is..if we keep going and moving through our trials, tests, failures, and losses, and if we keep doing our labor of love no matter the outside prestige, we win something greater than we could have ever had with a first run success…. we win our ability to endure trials and tests and we learn about the deep well of love and faith inside our heart that we pull our strength from to begin again… we win authentic self-esteem and we win knowing who we really are when everything feels dark and dead and hopeless. ….we win our own authentic self and God’s complete respect by understanding His teaching…”the seed always returns its intention.” love will grow again and again and again…. no matter the devastation. only love makes us real. – (c) shannan suzzette taylor