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Study The Calf

“To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable
because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.”
C.S. Lewis

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There is a scripture in Proverbs 6:6  Go to the ant, lazy man; consider her ways and be wise; (LITV)  This Musing is sort of based on this scripture but instead of looking to the ant for information on how to function, we’re going to look at calves.

Ever since Leland got into raising cattle God’s way (Cowboy Angels anyone?), I, who was never around animals growing up (or as an adult, pre-Leland), have learned many lessons. When you watch calves bounding across the fields in total, complete abandoned joy, you begin to get an understanding about how we are supposed to live as Christians.

Calves NEVER worry about where their next meal is going to come from. When they eat at the trough, if someone tries to steal their food, often they just move over and keep eating rather than to get into a fight. Occasionally, they might get snippy and push the thief out of the way, but rarely. They aren’t worried about not having enough to the point of getting stingy.

When a younger calf gets hungry, it goes to find where its mama is because that is where the supply (of milk) is! For whatever reason a calf has to be bottle fed, they never worry whether Leland will be bringing their bottle out on time. No, they show up in the corral knowing and expecting he will be there with provision.

Calves are free to enjoy life. They just trust their needs will be met because they’ve developed trust in the provider (Leland). This is just what Christians should be doing and how they should be living. Living free to enjoy life.

God has told us all throughout the Bible that He wants to be our source of all supply and that He is trustworthy to provide everything we need.

If we would just get into our Bible and study every instance where God provided, even under impossible situations, we’d see our puny little problems are ant hills not mountains. When there was great famine, God provided. When there was utter lack, God provided.

The way, though, is through trust. You have to trust Him that He wants the best for you.

He WILL take care of you. He loves you. He doesn’t want you going without. He doesn’t want you having loss after loss.

He is THE God of ALL supply.

Will you trust Him? Even with your (seemingly) impossible situations?

 

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