My dad was born a farmer.
He started with his father as a young man and took over the family farms once he was out of high school. I know many farmers and they are some of the hardest working people you will ever meet. My dad used a farm implement called a cultivator. It was hooked up behind a tractor then used to go between the rows of corn or soybeans to turn over the rich black soil and to dig up any weeds that weren't supposed to be there.
The Lord often reminds me of the distractions I have in my life that keep me from Him and His Word causing me to lose my hunger for both.
There are days I catch myself spending too much time on the computer, on Facebook or allowing my mind to wander or worry about things God has already told me I have no business worrying about.
And could it be there are days I am too busy with work, with the kids, with extended family.
Can I be too busy teaching Sunday School and Bible studies?
All these things are important and this post is for ME as well as anyone reading today.
How do I keep the weeds at bay and keep the soil from turning so hard there is no longer a hunger and desire for God?
How do I cultivate my marital relationships, taking time to realize this relationship is my primary relationship if I am married and should come before our relationship with our children?
How do I balance family, work, and ministry to others?