Words from the Heart for Wednesday November 7th, 2018
For all the animals of the forest are mine, and I own the cattle on a thousand hills.
Psalm 50:10 (NLT)
The Cattle on a Thousand Hills
There is an old children’s chorus that is taken from this verse. It is good for even the little ones to learn that as Creator God everything that exists is first of all owned by Him. Adults need that reminder, too. When we have a need, we can humbly yet confidently come to the One who can supply from His abundance. Even if you didn’t learn the chorus as a child, you can put this into practice today!
“Canadienne cattle, also known as Black Canadienne, French Canadienne, and Black Jersey, are the only breed of dairy cattle developed in Canada. They originated in the 16th century, when French settlers brought cattle over for foundation stock to settle Canada. The Canadienne were the most common breed of domestic cattle in Canada until the late 19th century, when other breeds began to displace them. The Canadienne, though still found on farms and ranches across the nation, is now comparatively rare except in certain areas of the province of Quebec.
I will never forget the prayer of one old saint during a challenging time in the midst of a building program at a church where I pastored. We needed some finances to pay some bills and the deadline was getting close. During his prayer he prayed, “Lord, the Bible says that you own the cattle on a thousand hills. Please kill a cow.” I smiled as he prayed this, and the next day the Lord miraculously provided exactly what we needed. That prayer was based on Psalm 50:10, “For all the animals of the forest are mine, and I own the cattle on a thousand hills.” Ultimately everything in this world, including all that we have, belongs to the Creator God. We may think we own our home and control our own financial portfolio, but if you have come into a personal relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ, everything you have belongs to the God who redeemed you. This lifts a huge burden off us but calls us to be very wise in how we spend it. How can you use your possessions wisely today
These have been words from the heart.