Bible Verse of the Month...

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Deut 31:6

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Eradicating the Weeds

        On my morning walk yesterday, I saw a neatly kept
lawn. It had beautiful flowers and the grass was cut. It
made me pause to reflect on our lives. Just as a person
is diligent about spraying their grass to keep the weeds
out and pulling weeds out of their flower garden so we
also must be diligent to pull the weeds out of our hearts.

        We know if we let weeds keep growing they just
seem to take over and the roots grow deeper. It is the
same in our lives. Those weeds (sin) can take over when
we go from day to day without making time to reflect on
our lives and without praying for God’s guidance and help
to see the weeds (sin) and ask His help and forgiveness.

        In our daily prayer how many times do we ask God’s
forgiveness and repent (turn away from our sins). Most
of the time if you are like I am, I ask God for help for
other’s health or my own needs. I forget to look deeply at
my heart and my life to see where sin is either creeping in
or has a deep root. 

        I have decided to watch more diligently for those weeds
in my life; to pray more for God’s help to remove them from
my heart so I can be more like Jesus. I challenge you to also
watch for the weeds.