WF Pride: Discipline and Accountability

WF Pride

Discipline and Accountability

Chad Cottingham

We may be a potato farm, so most people wouldn’t know this, but we have more technology than most Fortune 500 companies. This technology applies to every aspect of the company – from the tractors, pivots, storage units, transportation, etc… It’s amazing to see and be a part of. We even have an elaborate credit card reconciliation and receipt gathering system. Yep, it’s that time of the month again. Time to make sure my company credit card receipts match up perfectly with the bank statement. The system that we use keeps track of every company dollar spent by every employee, and it should. We are held accountable for every purchase, every receipt, every piece of equipment and fertilizer used. This may sound pretty simple, but I don’t think a month has gone by without me asking for help at least one time from the ladies in the office. Good thing they are patient and forgiving, because I make plenty of errors.

In the same way that we are accountable for our financial decisions at work, we are going to be held accountable for our choices in life to God. Nothing can be hidden from God. He knows everyone and everything. Our lives are wide open to His all-knowing, all seeing eyes. God sees all we do and knows all we think. Even when we are unaware of his presence, He is there. We can have no secrets from God. Knowing this, it is comforting that He still loves us in spite of the poor choices we make. He loves us so much that he gave his one and only son, Jesus, as an atonement for our sins. His death, burial and resurrection allows us to be reconciled to God. Even if our ‘credit card’ of life doesn’t balance up, Jesus has already paid the balance in full.

Hebrews 4:12-14 – For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God. Everything is naked and exposed before his eyes, and he is the one to whom we are accountable.

John 3:16 – For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.

“Dear Lord and Heavenly Father, thank you for loving us so much that you sent your son to take our place on the cross. You know us so intimately and desire to be close to us – even when we don’t truly deserve it. Thank you for your saving grace. It’s in Jesus name I pray, Amen”