As we have started getting serious about our homestead journey, I’ve begun the process of researching blogs. I have to be honest that I’m continually amazed and disappointed at the use of the term “Self-Sufficient”. As a follower of Christ it is my understaning that everything good comes from the father(James 1:17); and apart from Christ we can do nothing. We have never been nor will we ever be sufficient by ourselves. I feel there is in an important distinction to be made. Our goal of homesteading is not building big barns and storing for ourselves, but that by more closely depending on God and his provisions, that others may see and glorify our father in heaven(Matthew 5:16). Christ is sufficient in all things, we are not. I don’t know about you, but I don’t like to begin things I know are destined for failure. Self-sufficiency is destined for failure. I prefer the Christ-sufficient lifestyle. As I finish this post, my only concluding thought is that I pray that these thoughts taken from scripture would encourage you as well as ring in my own head to humble me and remind me daily to see God’s goodness in all things he has for His children. For His word says…And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. So whether our harvest is great or small, our efforts seem wasted or productive, we are to be confident that the result is for our good. Who knows what we need more than He does? Who has to power to give more than Him? What more could Christ have done for us? I gladly say that I am fully dependent on Christ and His victory at the cross. I am thankful that I will never be self-sufficient.