Sunday, May 29, 2011

Some Foundational Farming Practices

1 Corinthians 3:11 "For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ."

One of the Foundational Scriptures that Foundations for Farming is based on is Proverbs 3: 5-6, Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

To acknowledge God in all our ways definitely requires us to trust Him, because He tells us in Isaiah 55:8- 9 that, "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the Lord "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts”.

God’s ways and thoughts are different to ours, and He wants us not to lean on our understanding or be wise in our own eyes or even our own logic. This means we have to consciously trust Him and ask Him to help us to think and act differently to our own ways and to the ways things are traditionally done in the world. If God’s thoughts are different to ours, it must mean that His values and priorities are also very different to ours.

The Good News Version puts Romans 12: 2, “Do not conform to the standards of this world, but allow God to transform you inwardly by a complete change of your mind. Then you will be able to know God’s will, and what is pleasing to Him and is perfect.”

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