**** Tulsa State Fair Update***** Along with the first place and reserved champion I mentioned at the bottom of this post, they also placed 2nd, 3rd and 4th in one class of 13 which we had three goats in, another class of 14 Bethany placed 1st place and then they take the 1st placers and out of those she got Grand Champion. She mentioned a few more wins but I was not able to get all the info on those!!!! Thank the Lord and way to go, Besh and goat girls:)
****Farm update**** Micah and the little's just went out and picked tomatoes again.......83 pounds of them.......what am i gonna dooooooooo??????????
When Jesus mentions a mother or a woman in scripture, I am always interested. I am thankful that He gives us particular attention. Like the mother of the sons of Zebedee, it says she was "desiring a certain thing of him." (Matt.20:20) He knows we are the weaker vessel, he knows we "run" by emotions many times, he knows we tend to desire requests that in our thinking we really need or want and yet he lovingly protects and provides what is good in his sight for us. I am so thankful for the privilege that we can "ask" him, but what if He were to "ask" us like he did with the two blind men, And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, " What will ye that I shall do unto you?" ( Matt.20:32) What would we say?
would we want more money?
a different job?
live in a different place?
healing of an illness?
taller, skinnier, change personal features?
travel here and there?
a tractor? :)
resources to finish ALL projects? :)
degrees and status?
a wife? :)
* and we could just go on and on...........
Many of these would be of eternal value, some pleasures, some convenience and some it will not matter in eternity at all. What a great Jesus we have that we can make our requests known. But even of these, it would not compare to the request and desire of these two fellows that were blind and the implication of the spiritual need. They wanted a physical healing and Jesus granted and had compassion on them. But as I thought, the greatest thing that we can ask for in this life is," that our eyes may be opened, like they requested in the scripture. First we need Jesus in salvation, to see our "need" for him, forgiveness of our sin, then secondly we need to see Jesus in His Word, that our eyes be opened to his truths, commands and promises. Along with the other requests, lets ask him to "open our eyes" to his fullness, his wisdom, his majesty and sovereignty and all of Who he is!
I thought it would be encouraging if you make a comment and tell us when the Lord "opened you eyes" and saved you. If you remember a date, or your age, or anything about when Jesus saved you! You need to leave your name because I am going to take all the names and draw for a giveaway for a gift. We'll go through Mon. the 5th at noon.
School, cleaning, figuring out dinner. No pictures, Anna is gone to goat show. We did make cookies yesterday.....fun!! And they dashed out the door and said "thank you!!!" Made me think if the 10 lepers and one was grateful, it makes my heart happy when something so small is said, not because I deserve it but because they are learning to show gratefulness to others for investing in their lives, we need gratefulness if we are young or old!!
*****Terry just called and said Bethany got First place in one class!!!!!!!!!********* And Reserved Grand Champion!!!!!
Oh.....Happy Ist Anniversary to Dave and Kate!!!!