I’ve been wanting to do a Vegetable Gardening Update for a couple of weeks now, and I had taken photos about 3 weeks ago, but what with Christmas and end of year preparations I just haven’t gotten to it.
Yesterday we were all out there and my husband had our ipad and I said “just take some photos of the vegetable patch while we are here”. He shook his head and said “no, we can’t, there are too many weeds”.
I let it go and went on with my day, determined to get onto it as soon as I could – the weeding that is.
But I’ve been thinking about those weeds and how it relates to us and our life.
Do we keep people out of our life because of the weeds??? Do we try hard to not show our weeds to those around us??? Do we just rip the weeds out with no care for the roots of other plants around them???
Now let’s equate these weeds to the imperfections in our lives.
It is so easy to write on this blog about how wonderful our life is and how we get on so well. No don’t get me wrong our life is wonderful and my relationship with my husband is fantastic, but hang on we aren’t perfect.
We are still sinners and sometimes that old Adam rises up and takes over. There are arguments, tears and sadness, and this is the truth, even though they are less than when we were first married, they are still there. I don’t want to hide this fact that we are imperfect people, that we have great big dirty weeds in our lives, I want to show these weeds and then show how God helps us pull the weeds up so that we stay rooted to Him.
If it wasn’t for Jesus in our lives we wouldn’t be together now. He is the glue that holds us together, only He has blessed us so much and made our relationship get better and better.
He has shown us that forgiveness is the key in any relationship. When we have our arguments or issues, they may upset us but we always come back and say sorry and forgive each other and that is when we move on. We give up on holding a grudge and turn our hearts back to each other and to God.
Weeds are always going to be there, they are always something we are going to have to pull up and get rid of. Let us make sure that when we do pull them up our roots are firmly secure in Gods foundation.
2 Timothy 2:19 But God’s firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.”
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There are no Christian churches in the nearest town to us. And none in the next. Three towns away you can find one. When we got married and I moved here, we started a House Church. I used to frantically try “pulling all my weeds” before everyone showed up. One day I realized what a bad example I was setting.
If in our attempts to evangelize to the surrounding area people started to think that all Christians “have everything together,” then when they couldn’t be perfect they may feel like failures.
I vowed then not to try to “pull weeds” before everyone showed up. I still keep it up as good as possible, but have realized how necessary it is to let our imperfections show.
Off the topic, are those tomatoes? It’s hard to see. I get so excited seeing your pictures (ya know, with the two feet of snow we have right now).
Thanks for that Deborah I so agree with you. No they are potatoes. I am going to put up another post, weeds and all this week. The garden is just going well but some things better than others. It’s funny you know but I would love to see and run around in your snow. We always want something we don’t have 🙂 Blessings
Potatoes were my next guess. I totally stared at this picture for quite awhile because it looks JUST LIKE our 1/2 acre garden–it could be a picture of ours (like in June, lol). There is a large chicken coup just to the left of that is there? 😉
I do enjoy the snow at times… But not when it gets close to -30 out there!
No sorry our chicken coup is behind our house a bit, the vegetables are out the front. Funny how things can look the same in different countries. I can imagine if its getting that cold it could get a bit boring. Thanks for the chat. Blessings.
What a good analogy of weeds in life not only in a garden but in relationships and our hearts. Thank you for sharing at WJIM’s Monday’s Musings. Have a great week.
Thanks Naomi and thank you for hosting, blessings to you and your family.
Hi beautiful Terry,
Thank you for the reminder that weeds are a natural part of our lives and only through our precious Jesus are we anything anyway.
By the way, I love this site. What an amazing encouragement.
Thanks Liz for your lovely comments, was great to talk the other night, blessings.
I love this… love the analogy and the call to be authentic and vulnerable! It’s in the blood of the lamb and the word of our testimony that we overcome! I think often we don’t give a full testimony because we’re trying to hide all of our ‘weeds’! Great post!
Thanks so much Karrilee, thanks for stopping by.Blessings.
So very true! And God has been the glue in our marriage too! And like a garden, it takes a lot of maintenance! Thank you for sharing each week on the Art of Home-Making Mondays!
May you have a happy and healthy and blessed new year 🙂
Thanks so much Jes, blessings .
It’s so human of us, isn’t it, to want to tidy up our lives before we let others see – or God. And we’re shortchanging everyone, including ourselves, when we do this, of the richness that can grow from vulnerability and giving each other permission to not have it all together. Thanks for this analogy – loved it.
Thanks Amber for your lovely comment, Happy New Year to you and your family. Blessings
Yes we all want a weedles life, but we need those weeds to cling on to our Creator for help getting rid of those weeds. Learn to endure and stand fast on His words.
Happy New Year and be blessed!
Thanks Joy you are so right, blessings for the New Year for you and your family.
What an encouragement – I have held back in the calling God put on my life because I felt there were too many weeds, I wanted to wait until the veg patch was planted and grown. God has shown me this last year that he can still plant despite my weeds. My One Word this year is ‘Release’ and what you have written here speaks right into what God is saying to me – thank you 🙂
Thanks so much Tania for your comment. Release is a great word for the New Year. Release ourselves from the bondage that we put on ourselves and letting God take over. Have a great New Year. Blessings to you and your family.
I love your post and your garden picture. It reminds me of our little veggie garden around back. Sometimes things get hectic and the weeds don’t get noticed. Then I have to get out there and really work on them.
You are right about forgiveness. It is key to a happy and loving relationship. Thank you for sharing.
Thanks Ruthie for your very thoughtful comment. Blessings to you and your family.
We work hard at getting it right, but we do have to remember we can’t do alone ever. Always working with Jesus every step, through highs and lows.
I relate to that perfectionism trait.
Thanks for joining Sunday Stillness.
Thanks for your comment Janis and also for hosting. Blessings to you today, have a great day.
I don’t think our lives can ever bee 100% weedless, but that shouldn’t stop us from trying! Thanks for sharing.
I suppose when we get to heaven our weeds will be gone, what a wonderful thought. Thanks for your comment, blessings.