Its all His anyway…

This morning, a friend of mine posted a news story on Facebook about some urban farming happening in North St. Louis. The story is quite fascinating how people have farmed this land for so many years, not knowing who the owner is, and happily reaping the benefits. There is a bit of unrest when the rightful owner shows up and says “I need to use this land for my business”.

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This reminds me so much of how we interact with God. Everything we have is His, whether we realize it or not. He is in control. Some of us acknowledge this fact on varying levels, and some of us are happy to float through life and take what we can get, with no care to the true owner. And the the owner shows up!

What if the owner (in our case, God) wants to move us to another job, another house, another community? Are we willing to trust that His purpose also includes a blessing for us along the way? The only other option is to remain a ” squatter” and cling for every last second to what wasn’t really ours in the first place.

I’ll let you find out the rest of the story as to what happened in St Louis, but take this with you. Everything is God’s. You are entrusted to manage His property. How can you pay honor to Him today in what you do with His property?

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Brent Lacy

Youth Pastor. Web Designer. Homeschool Dad. Former Child Abuse Investigator. IT Technician. Writer. Lock-in Survivor. Rural Ministry Advocate. These all describe the experiences and stories that are part of Brent Lacy’s time in ministry. Brent grew up on 160 acres of corn, soybeans and cattle in Southern Illinois. He is currently a Rural Ministry Specialist with National Network of Youth Ministry (NNYM), based in Rockville, Indiana where he lives with his beautiful wife and three awesome kids in the Covered Bridge Capital of the World! His book "Rural Youth Ministry: Thrive Where You're Planted" is available at SimplyYouthMinistry.com and on the Kindle Store.

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