Working on My Weeds
They utter mere words; with empty oaths they make covenants; so judgment springs up like poisonous weeds in the furrows of the field. Hosea 10:4
I spent two hours weeding in a large mulch bed next to the driveway yesterday morning. In May, Chewbacca and I had spent an entire day doing this in this 500-square-foot bed, and now the weeds were back. Thank God they were nowhere near as bad this time, but I lost my weeding partner to his new job, and I could only complete 1/3 of the in two hours.
As I worked, I reflected and prayed. I gave in to the fact that the weeds are like sins. No matter how often Jesus takes our sins away, they will continue to pop up. But if we make it a habit of submitting to his grooming, maybe there will be fewer weeds the next time. So I began associating the weeds I was pulling with my sins and the sins I see in others. I began to thank Jesus for the grooming, and I prayed that the next time we chat, there may be fewer “weeds.”
Will you join me in this noble task of examining our individual and corporate sins and letting Jesus cart them away? The goal would be to do this together, changing the world because fewer corporate weeds will spring up!