The land of stones that becomes the land crops

There was a farmer that owned a lot of land,
He had lands left and right, he owned the best property in the county,
This farmer was known throughout the province for having the best crops,
Yet, this farmer had one piece of land, it was a large piece, that was behind an old barn that he had never claimed yet,
The reason: No real water supply, to many rocks and old tree-stomps filled this piece of land,

The other land that he owned has always given him enough income,
He had been a succesful farmer,
Yet, more and more he thought of this land that had not been claimed yet,
More and more he thought about the piece of land behind the old barn,
Maybe he should try to do something with it,
It was his, so why not clear it,

He talked with his best friends,
He had two friends that were real special,
They were known with different kind of lands,
And they had experience in clearing lands,
Yet, this one was harder,
Yet, with the three of them they were determined,
They had their plans ready,

Knowing that all was possible they started,
He had been farming there for years,
It had been in the family for more then he could know,
Yet, no one had ever cleared this piece of land,
Many had said that it was not worth it,
Many had scolded this piece of land,
No good could ever come from it,
Everyone had said that it was to much work and the harvest that would possibly come from it would be no good,

One day this farmer decided it was time to start to clear this piece of land,
So one morning he took the tractor and started,
His two friends were faithfully on his side,
He was working for days,
Everyone of his neighbours were laughing,
Everyone thought this man was crazy for doing this,

Yet, he started to take out little rocks first,
Also, he started to take some of the tree-stomps out,
The smaller ones first,
Slowly he could see a difference,
Yet, at the same time he saw smaller rocks coming up as he was clearing the land,
They came up as other ones were taken out,
Yet, he kept on going,
He got others to help him,
He had other real friends and they believed in him,
They did what they could,
At times they thought they did someting,
And other times it was just as if the more they took out the more they found,
For a time it was hard to do all this work,
Some of them got tired, yet they kept on going as it was their own,
Slowly the difference was seen,

More was to be taken out,
His two biggest friends stood on his side, day by day,
One day they decided it was time to take out some of the bigger ones,
They took the biggest tractor they could find,
And together with other tractors they slowly took the first one out,
The fall was setting in,
They had to stop,

Yet, part of the land was allready cleared to the degree that some oats could be planted,
The following spring the oats stood proudly on the land,
It was small, yet it was a good crop,
Many of the neighbours were actually amazed that something could even grow there,
There laughing ceased some as they saw the great thing that was happening,

The summer came again,
And while the other land had good crops again, during the summer he started again to clear more of this land,
He got his two best friends coming in again,
They helped him along,
They were strong helpers and it was needed that they came,
More and more of the land was cleared,
Some of the bigger ones were taken out,
Sweat stood on their foreheads as they worked hard,
Big tractors came in to clear more of the land,
Some pieces could not be taken out yet,
They were to big and to heavy,
Yet, the friends remained loyal,
They helped the farmer along as more and more of the land was cleared,
The farmer himself worked hard day and night to get more trees and rocks out,
Always alongside with his two loyal friends,
Stones, large and small, were taken out,
More tree-stomps were taken out,

That fall much of the land was cleared,
Some large stones had remained,
Yet, everyone was amazed at how much had been accomplished,
That winter more oats could be planted,
And the next spring the oats stood proudly on the land,
It had become so much better then the year before,
The heads were larger, it stood taller,
And everyone of his friends were amazed at how firm, how large and how high it stood on the land,
They rejoiced, they could not believe there eyes,

They got even more determined to clear more of this land,
The farmer himself had allready been going,
Nobody knew, but during the winter he had also continued working,
His two faithful friends loyally on his side,
Little things got accomplished,
There was a stream nearby,
The water had never been able to reach that piece of land,
Yet, since some of the large rocks had been taken out,
The water had now free course to the piece of land,
And that, was another reason why the oats was standing good and firm,
Good water-supply,

That summer all the neighbours were even more amazed at the crop that came off the land,
Their laughing had ceased completely,
That summer more was cleared,
Cleared to the point that only little rocks were left over,
The tree-stumps had all been taken out,
There were just little rocks left,
Yet, as the two years had gone by the land was fully ready to bear a good crop,
As the years went by the crops got better and better,
Every year it stood taller and firmer,
He was proud of it all,

The third year the crops of this piece of land were as good as any of his other land,
Much good had been accomplished,
Proud that he was,
The land that was all about stones had now become the land of great harvest.

The lesson:
God works in the lives of his people together with his greatest co-workers, Christ and the Spirit,
Angels are also there to help out,
He wants to make the lives of His people victorious,
He clears their hearts and lives,
He gives them a better image,
He takes the wrong thoughts out of the heart and replaces them with right ones,
He is there every step of the way,
Little by little more is accomplished in the lives of His own,
It it a process, yet it works because He is the Master,
Christ and the Spirit are working along with Him,
He is the great physician and the angels his helpers.

Some scriptures:

Phi 2:12 So then, my beloved, even as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling;
Phi 2:13 for it is God who worketh in you both to will and to work, for his good pleasure.

Eph 3:20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
Eph 3:21 unto him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus unto all generations for ever and ever. Amen.

Heb 1:13 But of which of the angels hath he said at any time, Sit thou on my right hand, Till I make thine enemies the footstool of thy feet?
Heb 1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to do service for the sake of them that shall inherit salvation?

Eph 5:26 that he might sanctify it, having cleansed it by the washing of water with the word,
Eph 5:27 that he might present the church to himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

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