Weed Free Garden. Is it Possible?

Oh all this rain and then heat has been a bit unbearable and I am so grateful for the cooling of the days. I finally was able to get back into my garden today to do some actual work and I was amazed at the explosion of weeds. I had spent so much time and effort in the spring reengineering my garden, removing topsoil shovel by shovel that I knew was infested with weed seed that I just never could get rid of after a surgery that left me unable to tend my beloved garden. After replacing most of the top soil with good weed free soil and then mulching every inch, it looked so beautiful for the first few months. The peonies, foxgloves and roses were blooming profusely as well as a myriad of other spring summer flowers. The clematis were scrambling to the top of their new trellis home. I was ever vigilant to remove any little weed seed that happened to poke it’s little head out of the pristine mulch but alas I have to admit that in the rain, heat and the mosquitoes I just could not get back to my beloved garden. So to say after all that hard work that I was a little amaze at the condition of my garden is an understatement. The roots of the weeds were deep not to mention the spearmint and japanese anemone planted by the previous owner that reproduce through running roots. I have battled those for 12 years and yet they still pop up in the most unexpected places.

As I contemplated all of this I thought “You know the roots of sin are a lot like the weeds in my garden.” In the spring it looked like they were gone. I thought they were gone. We think we have eliminated the problem only to find it surface somewhere else. The sins of the fathers are like those running roots planted by another. I deal with some of those, maybe you do as well. Unless we completely destroy the root the fruit will remain.

I don’t want to just control the weeds and runners. I want to eliminate them completely but how do we do that? Well it is so important to remain constantly vigilant not stepping away when it’s rainy or hot (when life is storm filled and difficult ). Don’t leave the weed killer in the garden shed so to speak.  Spending time with God in His word where the weed killer is plentiful is essential. Every time that weed tries to rear it’s ugly head kill it with the word of God. Speak it, use it, wield it like the sword that it is and cut them down to the root. Jesus demonstrated this wonderfully in Mark 11:12-14 & 20-24 Now the next day, when they had come out from Bethany, He was hungry. And seeing from afar a fig tree having leaves, He went to see if perhaps He would find something on it. When He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. In response Jesus said to it “Let no one eat fruit from you ever again. ” And His disciples heard it. 20-24 Now in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. And Peter, remembering, said to Him, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree which You cursed has withered away.” So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, Be removed and be cast into the sea, and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them and you will have them.”

If we mix the word of God with faith in God it will kill the root of sin in our lives every single time. I admit that much like my vigilance with my garden or lack there of when it was difficult sometimes I do exactly that when life storms or becomes difficult. Maybe you do as well. I pray God will help us to do exactly what we know will kill the sin in our lives to the root.

Thank you Father for teaching me in such ordinary every day things. I so need it every day. Thank you that you allow me to share that with others. ;)

 

 

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