‘For every beast of the forest is mine, the cattle on a thousand hills. I know all the birds of the hills, and all that moves in the field is mine.’ Psalm 50:10-11
While driving home from Louisiana, Friday night, after having spent a full day helping our brothers and sisters pick their lives up off the lawn in the wake of Laura, one of my customers called needing a valve at that very moment. Since I was out of town, and most of my employees were also washing feet, I regretfully told him it would be a few hours before we could help. He told me not to worry and that he would take care of it with another vendor.
I have never been a good loser. I have never enjoyed giving up an opportunity. As a sole proprietor it’s hard to give a sale away. Every little piece of bread helps keep the lights burning and employees employed.
My heart was torn between two very real desires. Giving my concerns to God, He quickly reminded me that everything I touch, taste and feel belongs to Him. Later in the night, that same customer reached out and told me how proud he was that we were in LA serving our fellow man and not to worry about the lost order. Jesus solidified that by reminding me Who all the cattle truly belong to.
I hope those of you reading this are as encouraged to do God’s work, first, as I am. Obedience is greater than sacrifice and all of the silver and gold are His.
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