What We Can Learn From The Ingalls Family

I remember as a young girl watching one of my favorite shows, Little House on the Prairie.  You had to love Ma. She knew how to beat back prairie fires and grind wheat into flour when she needed to and Pa was always never without a kind word and was a hard worker. Two years ago, our family bought the whole series of DVD’s and watched every one of them when we just couldn’t afford to go out to the Movie Theater or dinner. It helped us get through those tough times.  We learned lessons like appreciating what we have, that family is the most important thing and that God is always there. One subject the Ingalls' always talked about was Harvest time.  There was expectancy in the town when harvest season arrived.  The plan was to yield a hearty crop from the seeds that were sown. Some of those years the harvest was plenty and at other times weather, pests or fire took the harvest from them.

I'm telling you this story because after years of what seems like famine to some of us, I believe this year is going to be our year of harvest. Keep an expectant spirit, keep your armor on and be encouraged to know God is there with the rain.

And he said, "Go up, say to Ahab, 'Prepare your chariot and go down, so that the heavy shower does not stop you.' " (1 Kings 18:44b)

Elijah's God was the God who kept His promises. He was the God of impossible things. So, in childlike faith, Elijah said to Ahab, "Get ready. The rain's coming. I know, because there's a tiny little cloud out there that's getting ready to unload God's abundance." - Charles Swindoll