06 July 2011, 0816, Wednesday, Home Patch
Well, the reunion went well and everyone had a good time. God was very gracious to us on that day and gifted us with almost 2 ½” of rain in the course of about an hour. The young kids were running around in the rain and getting soaking wet. It was a lot of fun.
There is not a whole lot else to report yet. There will be some of my former students from League City coming out this weekend to do some work. Please keep this in your prayers. I’ve always kind of imagined that God would turn ranching into some kind of ministry for young people, boys in particular. I may be wrong, but in any event, I feel like this weekend is God ordained so your prayers are appreciated.
Remember, that Luke 16:10 says that if you’re faithful over little things, you will be given larger ones. It’s hard to be faithful when you have your hands full, but I believe that if we don’t neglect the little things and the things that are close to home, then God will grant us with more responsibilities and resources. Having three kids over to do some organizing and maybe throwing some calves may be the beginning of something bigger. It may not be, but I will be faithful over this weekend. It also applies elsewhere. How can God trust me with more land if our house is not in order? It is so easy to say, “If I only had money I could hire a maid, or someone to mow,” and yet there are dirty dishes in my sink that I need to wash. Think small. Get the small down pat. Make the small so easy it is boring. Do it the best way you know how. I loved going to the KFC on Space Center and El Dorado. There was a guy in there who loved his job. You know what? He actually may have hated it, but he did it well. He was cheerful, helpful, and thorough. This guy wasn’t there very long. Why? I can only suppose that he got promoted or got a job with more responsibility and better pay.
I hope I have inspired you to do your work today with gusto and thoroughness. God is pleased when you do and will reward it in His time. If I didn’t inspire you, I inspired myself. So, I’m off to be faithful. Have a great day!