Weeding

We know we are offspring of "The Fall," for in Genesis 3:17-19 we find God telling Adam, 

"Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, saying, 'You shall not eat from it'; Cursed is the ground because of you; in toil you will eat of it all the days of your life.  Both thorns and thistles it shall grow for you; and you will eat the plants of the field; By the sweat of your face you will eat bread, till you return to the ground, because from it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return."

It doesn't take much to see all the weeds around us.  I don't like showing how we had let our walk be overtaken with weeds, but that is real life, and this is what happens when we do not stay on top of things.  So, as a family we went out and worked together to be rid of all the weeds, pulling, and digging, and tugging, and sweating, just as God said.
  
Life is like that, we must allow Him to work continually in us, pulling and even digging at times to get the weeds, thorns, and thistles which shouldn't be in us.  Turning from Him, even the slightest bit, we hear the enemy's voice and begin to stray.  Being daily in God's Word, praying ceaselessly, in repentance, in requests, in listening and hearing, and daily depending on family and friends to help guide us, we may keep those weeds from overtaking us.  Life is much easier that way.  One would think we would have learned from the First Family, but so often we must learn ourselves, the hard way. 

"Because you have listened to the voice of your wife," is another weed which needs pulled from our hearts.    We are to be "helpers," not taking the lead, and we will deal with this another time as we discuss what respect and being a true help meet really means.  Heart surgery is God's best, and although painful, as is weeding, we always come through surgery in better health.  His way is always best, so be thankful for those weeds and start pulling! 

Oh, Jesus, forgive me!
Help me stay continually in Your Word.
Help me to constantly be in conversation with You.
Guide me as I listen for Your will and Your way.
Help me to walk along Your narrow path as I enter through the narrow gate and use those around me to weed when necessary.
I love Your will, Your Word, Your way!
Guide me to walk in it!





On our knees before Your throne is where we want to be.
If it takes the weeds to keep us there, thank You.
We will be grateful IN ALL things!

On our knees together
weeding as a family-literally and through prayer
obedience
the weeds He brings to mind
the thorns that prick the soul
God's Words to pull them out
Your forgiveness, O Lord
repentant hearts
Bless the Lord, O my soul
blessings from obedient hearts
father and son on their knees
sisters and brother in one accord
love for one another

Always Experiencing Him,
Jody

2 comments:

ThomasFunnyFarm said...

That's a good one! Thanks for the reminders! Love ya and so proud of your people. Praying mine will be followers and keep the generational faith flowing in the family.

Faith Family said...

Thank you and love you too! Continue on in faithfulness and diligence!