Taking Care of What He Gives

Yes we have enjoyed much-needed rainfall here at Grieb Ranch. However the resulting mud and other issues from the storms add tasks to our already full plate.

Papa Carl, on his beloved tractor, cleans up debris after a storm.

Connie pauses to reflect on how God might want us to apply David’s prayer from 1 Chronicles 29:14, “Everything we have has come from you, and we give you only what you first gave us.”(NLT)

Water and mud everywhere! The waterline to the trough had to be blown out for fresh water to fill the trough again.

When the business at the ranch gets taxing the words in the book Passion and Purity by Elisabeth Elliot take on new meaning: “If we hold tightly to anything given to us, unwilling to let it go when the time comes to let it go or unwilling to allow it to be used as the Giver means it to be used, we stunt the growth of the soul.  It is easy to make a mistake here; if God gave it to me, we say, ‘it’s mine.  I can do what I want with it.’ No.  The truth is that it is ours to thank Him for and our to offer back to Him, …ours to let go of.”
How blessed are we that everything we have “comes from your hand, and and all of it belongs to you.”  I Chron. 29:16

We’re gathering cattle while many little streams run down our hillsides.

We are thankful and blessed that God is sharing this amazing Central Coast with us.


Paraphrase from Our Daily Bread-Sept. 8

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