I am sorry to say weeds have really taken over our garden. I spent about 30 minutes this evening when it started to cool off some weeding. I got a small area done, and will try to do a little more each day.
Normally hubby is in charge of things outside and I take care of things inside. But as much as I love the man, he is a procrastinator. Big time. He has great intentions, and does awesome for awhile, then not so much. I usually try to pick up the slack but with all the things going on in my life and the stress involved from all of that I regret to say I let the garden get totally out of control. I tied up tomato branches tonight (I never do that lol) and pulled weeds that I for awhile thought I would never get to come up by the roots.
Now let's compare that gardens condition with my spiritual condition right now. Or better yet, let's not. Sigh. Just as I have neglected the gardens weeds, I have neglected a few (well hopefully just a few) in my life lately. For instance, I have neglected my bible reading. I have been doing it on a hit or miss basis lately. And I don't know about you but when I neglect bible reading, well everything else goes down hill. Yes I have been attending church, and yes I have been listening to worship and praise music. But that isn't enough. Just like I have been going out and watering the garden faithfully every morning. That does nothing for the weeds in the garden, except help them to grow stronger and longer. Why do I do that? Neglect my bible reading I mean. I know I need to spend time in the word. I enjoy spending time in the word. I have found time to do other things so I can't say it is lack of time. It is me letting the devil plant weeds in my spiritual life. I don't want that to happen, yet just like the garden I allow it to happen. It is a decision I make. Daily.
Now I know none of you struggle with that right? You are faithful every day to read the Word of God, to spend time in His presence. I do pray throughout the day, praising Him, etc. But again He wants more then that from me.
So I am gonna start back at the beginning. The beginning of my relationship with my loving Father. I will read about all He did to show His love for me. And to find the first love again where nothing keeps me from reading in His word to me.
What about you? Do you have weeds growing in your spiritual life? If so what do you plan to do about them?