by Barbara Latta
However, after being dormant all winter unwelcome invaders attack my flower garden. Weeds! They not only ruin the look of the garden, these culprits can choke out the beautiful plants I love. Pulling wild growth out of the ground can become hard work, but if attacked while small, the task is easy. Those weeds started out as seeds that were dropped onto the ground or blown there by the wind. The villains weren’t noticeable until growth appeared.
I cultivate my flower garden by tilling the soil, pulling up weeds, watering, and fertilizing the
earth. The result is beautiful flowers.
Our mind is God’s garden. Seeds can get planted according to what we put into our minds. If we plant the good seed of God’s Word, we have a beautiful, fruitful garden for all to enjoy. But if we let bad thoughts, attitudes, and emotions grow, we have weeds.
Seeds are small and can’t be seen after being covered with dirt. But after growth starts the type of seed planted is evident. Ridding the garden of weeds that have been growing for a long time is a struggle because the roots are deep. Bad thoughts allowed to remain in place can get deep roots also and the negative influence gets embedded into our minds. That’s why we have to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. (I Corinthians 10:5).
We must guard our hearts by renewing our minds with the Word of God. Pulling out those weeds from the enemy while the thoughts are small will insure seeds don’t take root and clog our hearts. Our wellspring of life can flow freely if it isn’t stopped up with weeds.
God’s words says, “Above all else, guard your heart for it is the wellspring of life” (Proverbs 4:23).
Share how you guard your heart to keep the weeds out.