Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Spiritual yard work

I love a nice yard! When each blade of grass is thick and green like a stretched out blanket that calls for you to come lay down on your back and watch the clouds roll by. My front yard is finally(I'm happy to say) just such a yard. But it didn't just happen overnight, it took a lot of work! Our first spring in the house we spent 'family time' sitting out in the yard pulling weeds. Every night after Greg got home from work we'd head out to the front yard with a plastic grocery bag and each person had to pull enough weeds to fill their bag. We knew that if we let the weeds stay in the grass, they would spread and eventually choke out the good grass. Our weed pulling expedition soon transitioned into a grub hunt. We'd gather and kill the nasty grubs living in the grass. If we didn't get rid of the grubs, they would eat the roots of the grass and kill it. All in addition to the countless hours that Greg spent giving the grass the right mix of water and nutrients...it's been a labor of love!

Having a well kept yard is just like having a well kept spirit. Being able to say 'it is well with my soul' comes with some effort on our part. The enemy comes to destroy what we have but we don't have to let him! With a little spiritual yard work we can have the peace that God intends for us. Start by taking time to pull out the weeds of anger, unforgiveness and doubt. By not choosing to pull them out we will allow them to spread and impact all areas of our life. Next make sure to kill the 'grubs' that eat at you and steal your joy. Things like being judgmental of others and yourself. Then be sure to give your spiritual yard what it needs...living water and nutrients from God's word. Before you know it, you'll have the best spiritual yard on the block!

Be blessed,
Jennifer

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:10

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