Oh my goodness!! I cannot believe it has been over a month since my last post. Life has been busy here. I shared with a good friend that I have felt as though I put my family on hold while I was "playing" on my blog, and have felt very, VERY convicted by it. It seems difficult being on the computer at times. In other words, I like it too, TOO much. I can totally fritter away an entire day looking at cool things on everyone's blogs, and I have not limited my time like I should. So, I have had to do with myself what I do with my own kids. Set the timer. They get 30 minutes, so I get 30 minutes. Not much can be accomplished in 30 minutes, let me tell ya!
We have also been busy planting. Actually, I guess I should rephrase that. My husband has been busy planting this spring. I'm just here for support. LOL Yesterday, though, we had some very exciting news come our way during church. Not the kind of exciting news a person would want to hear. My DH received a text during church that one our fields was on fire. Yes, FIRE! The wind was blowing like crazy, and I could only imagine what kind of damage we were going to find. He left, and when he arrived at his field, another young farmer (bless his heart) was already there discing trying to prevent it from spreading. The rural fire department was there also spraying water near the buildings on that quarter section as well. It was mere torment that he had to disc up some of his beans, but it had to be done.
It makes me think of how the Lord allows difficult times in our lives to bring us closer to Him. He allows pain and suffering, sometimes I say, "God is turning up the heat." Have you ever heard of "the refiner's fire"? Whenever refiners melt precious metals, they turn up the heat so that it will melt. All the impurities within that metal will rise to the top so that the refiner can skim it off, leaving the metal as pure as pure can be...no more impurities. The Lord does the same with His children. He will allow pain and suffering (turning up the heat) because He wants to "skim off" all the impurities in our lives, leaving us pure, too. He wants our hearts. Our WHOLE heart.
It makes me wonder what kind of yields we will have in the fall in that little area that was burned...
P.S. Sorry, I couldn't get a good picture of what burned. I almost needed a plane for that. LOL