Winter is approaching here in Australia. We’ve had only two dry days in Sydney since May 17th. That’s a lot of rain. On the weekend my husband and I enjoyed a morning of sunlight (before it rained again). We went into the garden only to discover the weeds had taken over – again.
I’m not a huge fan of weeding. I prefer to do the job when there isn’t a lot to do, when the garden isn’t completely overrun. It’s easier and the sense of satisfaction is rewarding rather than just exhausting.
Weeding is much like maintaining our faith. We need to weed the sin out of our lives. It’s easier when we do it on a regular basis before sin takes hold and overruns us.
And it’s easier when we use the right tools:
God’s word equips us with the protection we need, like gloves that protect us from the thorns.
God’s truth lets us recognise the weeds in our lives so we can pull them out the moment they appear.
God’s salvation gives us the power to change. We are no longer slaves to the weeds.
God’s strength helps us to persevere. Weeding is not a thing that is ever finished. They try to take root in even the best maintained garden.
God’s love is our motivation. Because of God’s love for us we are able to love Him and because of this we want to glorify God with everything we do.