Weeds In Our Gardens

Spring has finally come to our neck of the woods and I being so anxious to get out into the flowerbeds before the weeds begin to take over and yet before I could get there I injured my back. As I walk in the garden seeing the weeds overtaking the flowers I so long to yank them up at the roots but alas my back injury stops me from getting to their roots. I thought well I could just cover them over with mulch but I know that doesn’t work either. The determined ones always manage to find their way back to the surface. I know that weed killer is the only thing that is going to work. As I thought about that last night, as I lay in bed unable to sleep I wondered if we don’t do that as well in our own lives. Do we just cover our sin with mulch so to speak hoping it will just go away?

I have some weeds that put out runners and I rip and I pull and finally I get to a place where it looks like they are all gone and yet I have not applied any weed killer. If I look away for just a moment it seems I find them popping up again all over my garden. Maybe my lack of proper weed killer application and diligence in my monitoring of my garden is what causes their return. Ok definitely my lack of proper weed killer application and diligence in my monitoring of my garden causes their return. Lol Sometimes I think I’ve gotten control over sin in one area of my life only to find its runners have popped up in another area of my life.  Am I the only one?  What is the solution to this dilemma? Proper application of the sin killer (The word) and diligence to keep an eye that it doesn’t pop back up again would do the trick I imagine. I have to admit I’m human and sometimes I am very diligent to apply that sin killer and sometimes I am not. Obviously I need some help with consistency how about you?

Father, please help us to be consistent in applying your word to the roots of sin in our lives. ;)

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  1. Marilyn says:

    Great analogy Beth. Thank you from one gardener to another!

    May 4th, 2015
  2. Alona Redden says:

    I love the similarities – yes, I agree we all seem to have those runners in our lives that pop up now and then. Oh, if only there were a permanent sin killer in our lives – wouldn’t that be great! But alas, here we are the broken human beings whom Jesus has saved and whom God forgives as we seek repentance for our sins over and over again. Thank you Lord for blessing all of us. May the Lord ease your back pain and restore your good health.

    May 5th, 2015
  3. Beth says:

    You are so welcome. ;)

    May 5th, 2015
  4. Beth says:

    Thank you for your prayers. I so need them. ;)

    May 5th, 2015

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