Most of the time when I want to watch the PBS station it is crackling and going in and out. Thankfully, though, this time of the year it is working pretty good. If we don’t have any heavy winds or rain to “block” it. As of right now, I can bet the rain is not messing it up since we have had none! Boy, do we need it too. I had a good talk with the Lord the other day about that, and I am pretty sure he wants us to prepare for it before he sends it. Makes sense, though.
I have a certain show I like to watch on that station called “A Chef’s Life,” usually I miss it. Either the station is out, or I forget that it comes on. So I usually catch it on the PBS app and watch 2-3 episodes at a time. If you have never heard of this show, check it out here. Vivian and her crew are awesome, and I love how open and honest she is. The fact she brings the farm to table and finds different ways to cook fresh produce in her restaurant is refreshing. While this show may not be on ABC or NBC, I love it, and I love it more because it is NOT on those stations. I love that she has no clue as to what she is going to make until she has her produce, meat, or dairy. Nonetheless, she prepares to make what she can and in the most appealing way. It is almost like blessings come in the form of food from various farmers because she has utilized her time and talent in a way that she has always trusted God.
Sometimes life doesn’t go as planned. There are times where we have to change our plans altogether. It may be because we have kids or an emergency happens. Have you gone through changes that you didn’t expect recently?
This morning as I was watching the news, I noticed people in other parts of the country were getting snow and rain. I wonder if they were caught off guard when that hit? Right now we could use some rain here in Alabama. The ponds are dried up; people are selling their cows or having to invest in hay way too early in the season. Fires are breaking out, either because people are irresponsible or something just sparks because of the dry ground. We could use some rain; we could use a change. We pray for it, and the Lord knows we need it. What is he waiting for?
I am reminded of the movie “Facing the Giants,” It’s not a multi-million dollar movie, nor is it one that will win an Oscar. I have heard many people make fun it, and say how corny it is. That’s fine, but if you got a message out of it, that's all that mattered. I love when the coach says this
“I heard a story of two farmers praying to God for rain to come. Both prayed, but only one prepared the land. Who do you think trusted God more to send the rain?”
I think that quote says it all, are we preparing for blessings? Or are we just going through life nonchalantly?