Prepare my heart pull those weeds

We all know about weeds.  Those pesky plants that seem almost impossible to kill and if not taken care of they will invade and choke out the plants that we want to grow.  Jesus seems to refer to these when He spoke about the soils.

Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. Matthew 13:7

Day 2

Some of those things that God wants us to clear out of the way are thorns. Thorns that if not pulled out will choke us spiritually. They will continue to grow in strength and number if drastic actions are not immediately taken. 

One summer, I neglected to check our flowers before leaving on a 2 week trip. When we returned I was amazed at how quickly these little buggers had grown. They were as tall as I was. It took a lot of digging and sweat to remove them.  Did I mention that they have a thick thorny flesh that irritates the skin and causes a rash? What a painful experience. I learned that it is better to deal with them when they first show up than wait until it becomes so painful.

Clearing the path for God to work in our lives makes sense in light of John 15:5.

I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.
The vine is the life giving part of the plant. The branches and leaves will die if they are not connected, unblocked from the the vine.  When we allow anything to get in the way of the Holy Spirit filling our lives and creating a steady flow of God's power into us we are suffocating and eventually we will wither and die as Christians. 

We must tend to our hearts and identify the weeds that are trying to choke out our relationship with God. Even the good things can become a weed. 

Prayerfully ask God to reveal to you what your weeds are.

Jesus, point out to me the weeds that so easily entangles me. Remove them in their entirety, roots and all.


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