I heard a story about two farmers
who desperately needed rain.
Both of them prayed for rain,
but only one of them went out
and prepared his fields to receive it.
Which one do you think trusted God to send the rain?"
"Well, the one who prepared his fields for it."
"Which one are you?
God will send the rain when He is ready.
You need to prepare your field to receive it."
In the case of Coach Taylor he got this right. It wasn't just his own life he was to begin preparing; he was to begin to prepare the lives of those around him. In response to his faith in action, it began to rain. In response to his preparation of "his fields", he began to see fruits of his labor in his own life and in the lives of those around him.
This is absolutely one of the most convicting snippets I have ever heard. I will take time on occasion to just replay the video and renew the acknowledgment of my own battles and to remind me that in drought, it's not time to quit, but instead time to "get to work" preparing the fields within me and all around me.
1 Chronicles 16:11
Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.
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