On Our Minds

Mule Barn

I remember riding through the countryside years ago looking at the farms. It was not unusual to see a mule pulling a plow with a farmer riding on the plow guiding the mule. The farmer was plowing rows to be seeded.

The mule seemed to be focused on his job, pulling the plow. The farmer was focused on keeping straight lines so many inches apart.

I remember riding through the countryside years ago looking at the farms.  It was not unusual to see a mule pulling a plow with a farmer riding on the plow guiding the mule.  The farmer was plowing rows to be seeded. 

The mule seemed to be focused on his job, pulling the plow.  The farmer was focused on keeping straight lines so many inches apart.

It was very important that the rows were the right width and depth and the rows were straight, so the crop could have enough room to grow, and receive the right amount of water. The farmer has a goal.  To produce the best crop he possibly can by using technology he has learned using methods that have been proven to meet his goal.

You know what?  We as Christians must set our goals as well.  If we can focus on our goal, it makes living our lives as Christians easier.  If we keep one eye on the goal and the other eye on the row we are plowing, we are more likely to be successful in our journey.

In Philippians 3:14 we see Paul focusing on what lies before Him, and on winning the ultimate prize.

We are human, and consequently we are sinners.  We have made many mistakes as we live out our lives in a sin filled world. Sometimes we tend to judge ourselves by the mistakes we have made thus we get stuck in the mud.  Let's all learn from Paul who made many mistakes in His life.  Let us look forward, press on, hold steady to the rows we plow, keeping our eyes on the ultimate goal. 

So the mules are in the barn sleeping getting ready to plow our rows tomorrow.

Love you all from
George's Mule Barn (George Moore)