Â Â Â I love to garden, or should I say that I love having a garden. Growing anything â€“ vegetable, flowers, or shrubs â€“ is hard work. Not only do you have to prepare the soil and then plant what ever you are going to grow, but you have to maintain it.
The other day, I was struggling to pull some weeds. I had let them go a little longer than I should have and the weeds had grown big â€“ with deep roots. â€œIf I had just done this a few weeks ago then it would have taken no time. Now Iâ€™ve let them embed themselves in my garden.â€
It made me think that bad habits and things we know we shouldnâ€™t do are a lot like the weeds I was trying to pull. The longer they bad is allowed in our lives, the harder it is to get the bad out.
Thought for the Day: Donâ€™t let the weeds in your life choke out the Word.
Matthew 13:7 (KJV) "And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up, and choked them."
Suggested Reading Matthew 13
Lord, teach me how to have a garden of blessings and not a life full of weeds. Help me to be willing to face them while they are small instead of tackling them when they are out of control.