Recently I was out in my front yard strawberry patch pulling numerous ugly weeds that had recently grown up and were threatening to choke out our beautiful strawberry crop. Some weeds came out easy and others were harder to get. Some had thorns on them and stuck me when I tried grabbing them.
Sin in our life can be kind of like those weeds. Weeds are something beautiful in some cases that may be pretty to look at with little flowers such as a dandelion but they are still weeds. Some sin seems pleasant for the time being but it is still wrong in God's eyes. Hebrews 11:25 says "He chose to be mistreated with the people of God rather to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season." Satan is not a guy in a red suit with a pitch fork but he is the prince of darkness and he loves when Christians lives become entangled in the 'weed patch'.
There is an illustration also about weeds in the Bible referring to how they choke out the word of God. Matthew 13:22 says "the one who received the seed that fell among the thorns is the man who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke it, making it unfruitful."
Are you pulling the weeds from your spiritual life by reading God's word and praying? Stay in the word and you can defeat the choking lies of the enemy. Hebrews 12:1 says " therefore since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us throw off anything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles and let us run with perseverance the race laid out for us."
Are you able to get the weeds out of your life? God can help. Call on him.
PRAYER: Thank you Lord for your help each and every day to get rid of weeds that are choking you out of my life. With your help I will run with patience the race and win. In Jesus name. Amen.