Ecclesiastes 11:1-4 – “Cast your bread upon the waters, For you will find it after many days. 2 Give a serving to seven, and also to eight, For you do not know what evil will be on the earth. 3 If the clouds are full of rain, They empty themselves upon the earth; And if a tree falls to the south or the north, In the place where the tree falls, there it shall lie. 4 He who observes the wind will not sow, And he who regards the clouds will not reap.” NKJV
Another beautiful day is beginning to unfold here in North Texas. The stillness of the morning invokes memories of my childhood as we would prepare for the field before daylight. Today in my time of Coffee and Conversation with the Lord, He brought this to my mind.
Troubled times are upon us in this great country and throughout the world. We see America being dismantled before our very eyes. The attack on freedom and liberty are such that even the most stout-hearted are facing moments of weakness, distress and almost despair. The church and Christianity are under assault from forces that want to negate our message and reduce our influence in government and life. Yet, when I go to the above-listed passage I am comforted that God has given us clear direction and warning.
- CONTINUE TO DO GOOD… Don’t stop doing the work of the Kingdom. Keep casting your bread upon the waters. It will return to you. Be generous don’t withhold the good that is in your hand to give.
- WE DO NOT KNOW HOW EVIL THE EVIL WILL BE BUT WE KNOW IT WILL BE EVIL… We don’t know the extent or the speed with which it will overtake this planet and people but we know that the attack of the evil one is a sure thing. It will be and already is. We, believers, must remain vigilant and “Having done all to stand, stand therefore….”
- DON’T LET CIRCUMSTANCES AND PRESENT CONDITIONS, ECONOMICALLY, POLITICALLY, SOCIALLY, OR SPIRITUALLY CAUSE YOU TO LOSE SIGHT OF THE TRUE OBJECTIVE – – THE KINGDOM OF GOD… Truly, if the clouds are full of rain it will rain. If the earth is filled with evil, evil will manifest itself. Likewise, if the earth becomes filled with the Spirit of God, God will be manifest.
- IF WE LOSE SIGHT OF THE ONE TO WHOM WE ARE TO LOOK AND LOSE SIGHT OF THE OBJECTIVE, THEN WE WILL BECOME GUILTY OF BEING THOSE, “who observes the wind and will not sow, and regards the clouds and will not reap.” Jesus promised a harvest and there will be one. The only question is will we be a part of it?
As I contemplate the condition of this country, this world and my life personally I have trepidation about where this country is going as well as the world in general. I look inside myself and my cry is, Psalms 139:23-24 – “Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; 24 And see if there is any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting.” NKJV
I urge you to “Keep the faith, keep the focus.” Do what you know to do and no matter what happens keep your eye on the prize of the high calling of God! We will not only survive but thrive in the presence of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Blessings as you go through your day!