Talk to God First

It was almost a planting season and a farmer found himself without any money to buy seed. He had prepared his fields for planting, anticipating that the bank would lend him money for seed, as they had for several years. This year, however, the bank had changed its policy – no more see money.

The farmer didn’t know what to do, except to talk to God about the problem during his morning devotional time. As he prayed, the idea came to him, Perhaps the co-op will advance me the seed. He knew the co-op rule: credit for fertilizer, chemicals, and fuel – but seed had to be paid for in case. Even so, he decided to go talk to the co-op manager. Upon arriving at the co-op office, the secretary greeted him warmly and handed him an envelope as she ushered him into the manager’s office. “What’s this?” he asked. The manager replied, “Your payment for last year’s crop.”

“I didn’t think it was due for several months,” the farmer said as he opened the envelope. The manager smiled and said, “This year we decided to do it earlier.”

“Thank you!” the farmer blurted out as he saw the amount of the check – $10,000 more than he needed. “Now what did you want to talk to me about this morning?” the manager asked. “Not a thing,” the farmer replied thinking, Talking to God has already taken care of it.

Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant. ~ Psalm 119:76