Three Things We Can Count on in 2017 by Donald Cantrell

Three Things We Can Count on in 2017
Donald Cantrell
Deuteronomy 11:11-12


Deu 11:11 KJV - But the land, whither ye go to possess it, is a land of hills and valleys, and drinketh water of the rain of heaven:

Deu 11:12 KJV - A land which the LORD thy God careth for: the eyes of the LORD thy God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year.

I - God's Promises will be Reliable
A) God's Promises are Plenteous
B) God's Promises are Protected
C) God's Promises are Proven

II - God's Presence will be Undeniable
A) God's Presence has been Extended
B) God's Presence has been Exampled
1 - God's Presence is Powerful
2 - God's Presence is Peaceful

III - God's Praises will be Justifiable
A) He is Worthy of our Praise
B) He is Waiting on our Praise

The story is told of a farmhand who had worked for a married couple for several years. As time went on, the couple grew older and older and they couldn't do as much they had and the farm was beginning to look a little shabby. The paint on the barn was peeling. The fences had holes in them and slats were loose. The gravel road had potholes in it. Shingles on top of the farmhouse were beaten and weathered and needed replacing. But as the farmhand made his way to milk the cows each day, he thought: What is that to me? It's not my farm.

Then, one day the farmer and his wife asked him to come for dinner. They told him how much he had meant to them.
They told him that they had no children to inherit the farm, so they wanted to give it to HIM when they died.

The next day, the farmhand was walking to the nursing barn, he noticed the paint on the barn. In a few days he'd painted the barn and fixed the fence, and in the next few weeks he was putting a new roof on the farmhouse and putting new gravel on the road.

Why would he do that? What made the difference in his attitude? He was now an heir. And as a Son he began to treat the old farm different than he ever ha ...


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