Watch Out For Weeds

I’m not a gardener. In fact, I do not LIKE gardening. However, if you want to have a nice yard and cannot afford to hire someone, every now and then you’ve got to go outside and do the dirty work. As I was outside today, pulling weeds from around my plants, I began to sense spiritual truths rising up in my spirit. In fact, I believe every Believer needs to engage in the act of gardening. When you do, you’ll learn some very important life lessons.

1. You don’t have to do anything for weeds to grow. In fact, weeds thrive on inattentiveness. You can plant a beautiful flowerbed.  But you’d better not ignore it. If you do, before too long, those dastardly weeds will be everywhere. You might not even notice them at first, so sneaky are they. And sin is like that. You may be saved, sanctified and filled with the Holy Ghost but if you’re not careful, if you’re not attentive, sin will begin to sprout as surely as the weeds in your yard. And you may not even notice them at first. You make a small compromise, then another. And before you know it, you’ve fallen so far from grace that you can’t begin to imagine how you got there. Mark 14:38 says, “Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

Let me know what you think.

Watch for part two soon.

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