This is the time of year that the garden gets neglected. The sweet corn has been picked and eaten. The raccoons are not even interested in the garden anymore. Usually an amazing crop of weeds grows and overtakes the garden. The fall or spring tilling is a frustrating process of weeds wrapping around the roto-tiller, stopping to unwrap the weeds, starting again until the tines are wrapped full of weeds.
All the good efforts during the growing season could be preserved if the garden was not neglected at the end of the season.
Sometimes our spiritual lives are well taken care of during productive seasons or during challenging times. Time is spent reading the Bible which waters our souls and prayers to the Lord are fervent. When the intensity of life backs off and pressures are reduced it is easy to neglect the garden of our soul. Usually, an amazing crop of weeds invade the once cultivated and fruitful areas of our lives. Cleaning out poor habits and choices that wrap around our thinking can be avoided if we do not neglect our spiritual garden.
Your spiritual life will flourish if every day you do the following:
*Talk to God. A conversation is both speaking and listening.
*Read God’s Word. The Bible tells us about God and His actions with His world.
*Do life God’s way.
Keeping a garden weed-free when the weeds are small is pretty simple.
Keeping our spiritual garden weed-free is pretty simple when you do it every day!
John 15:5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in Me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing.”