About 4 years ago I planted purple and pink creeping phlox in my front flower beds: one on the right and one on the left. About two weeks ago as I was weeding my front beds, I looked at the right flower beds where the phlox was just starting to green up. I noticed that not only was the phlox starting to green but tightly intertwined throughout the plant was clover. It was so tight, in fact, that there was no way I could pull it out without pulling up the flowers.
The only way to not have the clover spread to the other plants was to get the shovel and dig the entire plant up…weeds and all.
As I was standing there, with Autumn at my side, we got to talking about the phlox and clover.
Those flowers and clover is so much like our lives. Just a little sin we let slide, just a little time away from God, just a little bit of irritation, just a little bit of watching, reading, thinking on the wrong things, just a little disobedience: these do not seem like much.
Yet, if we do not pull the weeds of sin quickly, it can grow until it is too painful to clean out all that sin. Before we know it the beauty is choked and the whole plant is needs to be pulled.
In the one flower bed is an empty space. In the other bed: Beautiful pink and purple flowers cascade over the rocks bring a joy for all to see God’s beauty.
May I keep my weeds pulled in my heart!
God reached down in love and rescued Cassandra from her sin at the age of 21: changing her life, purpose, and focus forever.