By Jacob Bembry
Imagine that it has not rained for weeks and that your crops are all dying.You keep waiting and praying for rain.
You look across your fields and see nothing but desolation. A turn of your head directs you to the field across the dusty dirt road that you live on. That field belongs to a neighbor. Your neighbor has had much more success than you; his fields are flourishing. Crops are growing. You see water pouring out of irrigation pipes, soaking his green plants.
Too often, we neglect our spiritual lives. We don’t take time to irrigate our crops. We don’t go to church like we should. We don’t pray as we should. We don’t study the Bible as we should.
Like running a farm, our spiritual lives require effort on our part. We have to plow fields; we have to prune trees; we have to pull weeds; we have to destroy pests (sins and doubts) that may harm our relationship with God; we have to irrigate. At the end, we get the joy of reaping a bountiful harvest.
Is there anything that you’re neglecting in your spiritual life? Don’t let it die because of thirst.