25 July 2009

Prairie Morning at Rhema Fields

Yesterday was clear and bright and a perfect morning for walking about with Faith at my side (well actually, she tends to run ahead) and camera in hand, thanking the Lord for Who He is and worshipping His marvelous creativity.

Come along and walk with me as I head back home so I can share with you this little bit of heaven on earth God gave to us.

Rick feels closest to the Lord. senses His presence and voice when working in the garden or spending time out ont he land. When it was time to give a name to our property, Rick felt it should be called Rhema Fields for it is in this place that we sense the Word of our God.

"As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the LORD is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him. For who is God, except the LORD? And who is a rock, except our God?" 2 Samuel 22:31-32

This is alfalfa growing wild along the edges of the road. Rick planted seeds a few years ago in our valley and a cattle farming neighbor cuts and bales the hay in exchange for delicious beef.

See the fresh hay bale in the valley?

Canada thistle is more abundant each year, and perhaps one of the most problematic weeds in our area, and has been a curse since the days of Adam:

"Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field." Genesis 3:17b-18 NIV

but I can't help notice the beauty of its flowers.

Like the unique beauty of the thistle, I pray that we will always be able to see God's hand at work, even in the midst of trials and struggles. He loves us, He loves you! Have you thanked Him today?


Cindy Holman said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your sweet comment! You site is beautiful! Love the pictures :)

Donalacasa said...

Beautiful photos. I SO need a mental and spiritual break right now. I have "mentally" walked into your photos for a while. Thanks for sharing!


Leah Adams said...

Beautiful pictures. Your area looks very much like our beautiful North GA area. I've always thought thistle was a pretty bloom, too, despite the fact that it is such a pain in the tushie.

Have a beautiful weekend.


Maria said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I love your photos! What a beautiful walk you have shared with us :)