A few weeks ago as I sat praying as I always do, I ask Jesus what was my purpose what does he want me to do? At some point in your life you tend to as these question. As some may or may not know I brought some land here in Texas, my thought was I could grow fruits and vegetables and for a small donation just to replace the seeds and help with the water, I could give fruit and vegetables to people. I know you went shopping at least once this month. Fruits and vegetables are going up more and more and lasting less and less. Food has all these chemicals added to it and people are getting sicker by the day. So with that said in 2015 God show me what he wanted, but at first I did understand what I was hearing and seeing. It was like dreaming the same dream over and over again. So I prayed and prayed. I had to talk with my Pastor about this because the dream just got more intense. I talk to my sister who lives in El Paso, TX, and she said do what God is telling you to do. I wanted to be close to her without being that close. However, right now we are 9.5 hours apart. But at least we are in the same state. I made up my mind in January 2015 to look for land. Being a veteran I thought this should be easy, no problem I should be able to get a loan buy some land build a house and start the farm right? Wrong, I had many road block throw at me from the start. Income to debt ratio. Okay I can fix that. Student loan outstanding. Okay will pay that. Only to find out DFAS (Defense Finance and Accounting Services) already paid the college the money. College trying to get paid twice. Not here. Anyway, banks would loan even after working through some issues. I was giving up, since I new I could not afford the crazy prices for land around here I started looking in other areas. I kept coming across Sunset Ranches. I asked my sister if she ever heard of this company? Of she had not but I said I’ll research them and see. Next I asked her where was Sierra Blanca to her. Her answer 2 hours away. Cool my response. Although I found a lot of negative responses to sunset ranches, I decided I’d better ask Gods help on this one. And this was where he lead me.
Doth not Hezekiah persuade you to give over yourselves to die by famine and by thirst, saying, The Lord our God shall deliver us out of the hand of the king of Assyria?
2 Chronicles 32:11 KJV
And honey, and butter, and sheep, and cheese of kine, for David, and for the people that were with him, to eat: for they said, The people is hungry, and weary, and thirsty, in the wilderness.
2 Samuel 17:29 KJV
And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land, and feed them upon the mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in all the inhabited places of the country. I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie in a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of Israel. I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord God . I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed them with judgment. And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd. And I the Lord will be their God, and my servant David a prince among them; I the Lord have spoken it. And I will make with them a covenant of peace, and will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land: and they shall dwell safely in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods. And I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing. And the tree of the field shall yield her fruit, and the earth shall yield her increase, and they shall be safe in their land, and shall know that I am the Lord , when I have broken the bands of their yoke, and delivered them out of the hand of those that served themselves of them. And they shall no more be a prey to the heathen, neither shall the beast of the land devour them; but they shall dwell safely, and none shall make them afraid. And I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land, neither bear the shame of the heathen any more.
Ezekiel 34:13-16, 23-29 KJV
Put aside your pride and ask for help, you can not do it alone. Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for mine help.
Psalms 35:2 KJV
Take heed now; for the Lord hath chosen thee to build an house for the sanctuary: be strong, and do it.
1 Chronicles 28:10 KJV
Restore, I pray you, to them, even this day, their lands, their vineyards, their oliveyards, and their houses, also the hundredth part of the money, and of the corn, the wine, and the oil, that ye exact of them.
Nehemiah 5:11 KJV
For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God;
2 Corinthians 9:12 KJV
People use go fund me for many thing, however, I need help doing God’s will. In March I go down to the ranch, I’m hoping to rains will have slowed. And with my sister and brother in laws help, maybe I’ll be able to put the fencing in to keep the local wildlife from eat all that will grow. Now provided it doesn’t snow. Pray with me please.
And Joshua said unto the people, Sanctify yourselves: for to morrow the Lord will do wonders among you.
Joshua 3:5 KJV