We’ve had lots of rain lately. Lots and lots of rain. If it hasn’t been raining the temperature is around 85 – 90 degrees and the humidity is sky high. It’s been like walking through the bottom of the ocean.
Our battle this summer has been to keep our small yard from looking like a jungle. Today the sun was shining and it wasn’t 90 degrees out with high humidity. Good! A day to go outside and pull weeds. Some weeds were easy to pull – the ground is still moist from all the rain. But then there were others that were extremely hard to pull out, you know the ones that snake all over and put down hundreds of roots all over the place. Some were snaking around our flowers cutting off what small bit of sunshine that they would get.
As I was doing this I thought what a great analogy!! Our lives are like the flowers, trying to grow in a “hostile” environment. As we grow in our Christian lives, the “weeds” spring up to choke out the sun and the water that we need to thrive. Regular weeding is needed – pulling the unwanted things out of our life. Some things come out easily – others are so hard, you never know if you get it all out. You’ll find you need to do regular weeding to be sure your environment is cleared for growth.
That’s my thought for today – I hope your “gardening” is always easy.
Great post! It has been raining in Michigan non-stop for days; I think we are about at the end of it.
If you’ve read the book, “The Shack” you may remember the author described the Holy Spirit as “the gardener of the soul.” I guess part of the job description for the Spirit is pulling weeds!