July 7, 2008
The weeds I hate are the large broad leaf variety. They are maddening. They grow faster than the real grass. They push out the beautiful lawn we all like to admire.
Recently I started digging out the ugly killer weeds from my lawn.
The roots are tough fibrous hard bulbs with long tentacles stretching out looking for more underground territory to claim.
The more I dug, the more I realized that I was destroying what used to be so beautiful. It left large gapping holes deep into the bare ground with lots of black soil totally exposed. The holes made everything look worse than before.
My next attempt to rid my yard of this unwanted enemy was "weed and feed". That didn't work either. It seemed like I was feeding the weeds.They really liked those pretty little pellets. I looked this morning and the weeds were stronger than ever.
If the weed potion doesn't work then I don't know what I will do next.
The"weeds of life" are so similar. Chronic, Persistent, Resistant, and Dominant. They never go away. They crop up when least wanted.
The weeds choke out the good seeds and smother the tender plants of love and patience. These ugly overpowering monsters have large deep roots of destruction and suck the life out of all that's good.
The battle with weeds in the yard or in the life never ends.
Paul wrote "put to death the sinful earthly things lurking within you... now is the time to get rid of [the weeds} of anger, rage, malicious behavior, slander, dirty language" and all the other weeds too.
Cut them off before they get too big and take over your life.
Get them sooner before they get you later.
I need some spiritual weed killer to eradicate the many weeds of life growing up within me. I wonder what Lowe's might have on sale?
I look forward to heaven where no weeds will ever grow in our perfect bodies.
~ Pastor Ron