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Heart of Weeds

But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came in and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away.
Matthew 13:25 

Recently I was out weeding my flower beds. The small weeds were really easy to yank out; however, the larger ones took quite the effort. I struggled quite a bit with some of them to the point I almost gave up and just wanted to trim them back instead of pulling them up by the root. If you don’t pull out a weed by its root, it will just grow back. Have you ever noticed that weeds tend to grow rather rapidly? If you do not tend to your flowerbeds or gardens regularly, the weeds will get out of control.

I couldn’t help but think how that imagery is similar to our hearts. If we do not keep watch over negative seeds that try to get planted in our hearts, the seed of weeds will get planted and take root. And once full grown they are very difficult to uproot. Matthew 13:25 says, But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came in and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away.  

Watching over your garden is much like watching over your heart. If you are spiritually sleeping and not consistently feeding your soul God’s word, the enemy will come in and sow seeds that will reap a negative harvest. When we let down our guard, the enemy looks for a weakness or a foothold. Let’s begin to ask God to open our eyes to any weeds that may be settling in our hearts that need to be uprooted. Perhaps seeds of doubt, fear, and resentment have taken root. Whatever the case may be, let’s choose to work hard at uprooting any negative weed in our hearts so that we may glorify God in all we do.

Father, we are all guilty of allowing negative seeds to be planted in our hearts. Please open our eyes to any weeds that need to be yanked up, and help us pull them up by their roots so that they cannot return. In Jesus name we pray, amen!

Carrie Wright

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