Faith does not proceed from ourselves, but is the fruit of spiritual regeneration. John Calvin
That quote struck me this morning because I know that dairymen across the country have to have faith each day to continue in their farming. Whether it’s your favorite cow about to calve or a test result you’re waiting on. Of all the roles in agriculture I believe that dairy farming is the most emotional (and my dad agrees ;)). The point is we cannot just strike up the faith it takes to live life on our own. It is a gift from God that we have the strength to do the things He asks of us.
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
On our own we are mere humans, but time with God each day will renew us spiritually and through that spiritual regeneration, our faith can grow in Him. When our faith grows, we will see God’s power in each part of our lives. As we continue spending with time Him praying, reading His word, praising Him, and serving Him we will see and understand life from a whole different perspective designed just for us. Dairy farming is emotional and LIFE is just plain emotional! There are waves we have to ride out every single day, and with God’s help, no matter your profession, you can do it!! I have had the days where I chose not put my trust in God, and believe me I could feel how weak I was on my own. God desires to be a part of your life if you just invite Him in with a simple prayer, ‘God, help me today’. Amen and God Bless.