Have You Tried Your Hardest? "Now may God give you of the dew of heaven, And of the fatness of the earth, and an abundance of grain and new wine"
A father and his young son went out to prepare the fields for planting. The day was hot and the work backbreaking. The father assigned the task of removing all the stones from the field to his son. If the stones weren’t removed then it would hinder the plowing up of the soil and impede the growth of the seed once planted. The father was very careful to explain to his son the importance of walking slowly as not to miss any stones that are sometimes hidden beneath the surface of the dirt. The boy worked tirelessly and finally after several hours he came to his father and told him that he had removed all the rocks but one. The one rock he could not move because it was too hard. The father prodded the son and said, you have not tried your hardest yet! The boy went away but came back a short while later, fully exhausted by then, and told his father that he had tried his hardest but he still could not move the rock. Once again the father told the son that he had not tried his hardest yet! Looking bewildered the young lad dropped his head and began to turn and walk away. The father stopped his son and saying, "you’ve not tried your hardest until you’ve asked me for help."
God is the giver of all good things. His gifts are holy and righteous and never without an intended glory to be received by Him in due season. With God is an abundance of provision because His supply is vast and greater than even the greatest of needs. Our needs can never exhaust Heaven’s supply. When we come to own this truth in our own situations, a powerful thing happens; fear is taken hostage. Understanding that everything we need, God can supply is the baby step of faith that spurs us own to walk in this truth. But understanding He can supply and depending upon Him to do so is two different levels of faith. When we come to know in our mind the truth of God’s ability to provide is an awakening of the heart to Who God is. Choosing to believe that same truth in the hour of need is an awakening of dependency. The soul will have a choice when this rising occurs; remain independent and fix it myself or ask God for help.
How many times do we choose to struggle to fix our own problem when all we have to do is ask our Father for the help we need? We haven’t tried our hardest, until we’ve gone to Him. And the good news is, He wants to come to our rescue. God wants to be your hero today in whatever situation it is that you are in. Why not let Him give that immoveable rock a try and you’ll be amazed at the harvest of plenty He will bring forth. He can do the impossible!
Have you asked your Father for help?
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