Praise God for more grain than our barns can contain. It is His divine giving and His divine purpose perfectly positioning us in this season of plenty. From the smallest tube fitting to the 347SS MOV package, Praise His holy name for another week of governed blessings. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that the pretty pictures we get to post every week are from one place of origin. Jesus Christ remains enthroned, no matter when it floods, why it stops or the depth of the water in between.
It has come to our attention lately that competitors are moving into the area, specifically targeting our business model. Their message is purposely aimed at taking out our defenses. Behind closed door comments have been made regarding their interest in our people, attacking the trade we are trying to build and doing whatever is necessary to succeed. Their message smells of refuse, and it has taken everything in me to keep from retaliating, both professionally and not.
I’ve had friends and family extend ideas and care for us as we look to build new strategies and prepare for the present playing field. But at the end of the day, all of the conference room brainstorming, and executed flow charts, pale in comparison to the knowledge of understanding exactly where my help comes from. I know exactly Who will deliver us, and I know exactly Who will provide. Whether it’s the shade of a sycamore tree or twelve baskets teeming with milk and honey, God’s provision and the number of mouths it feeds will remain beyond reproach.
Despite the threat, we will continue to pray for the right employees, and we will continue to run back and thank Jesus for the gifts that do come through the door. To the point of death, or bankruptcy, my allegiance remains with Him. He is the Alpha and the Omega and the Decider of where, when and how good gifts will fall into our lap. We will persist in being good stewards of both price and delivery, and we will ask God alone to open and close doors when unicorns need to be found. Washing feet will prevail and if the business goes elsewhere then so be it. We will continue to practice giving and do so generously, sharing everything we can, “saying yes to everyone that asks” understanding that Jehovah Jireh loves a cheerful contributor. We will do our best to trust in the storm and patiently wait for our Redeemer to calm the angry sea. This has been God’s economy from day one, and it will remain God‘s economy beyond the vast reaches of eternity.