When I was farming with my Dad, getting rid of weeds was a PRIORITY!! We used machinery behind the tractor two, three, and sometimes four times a summer. Summer tilling was the way to get the ground prepared for planting the crops in the fall. Getting rid of the weeds not only made things look better, but also preserved the moisture. If there was a crop in the making, sometimes, we would have to use a weed spray. Back in the 50’s and 60’s we didn’t know about how harmful these sprays were. We sat on open tractors with the spray drifting all around us. This, ultimately was one of the things that caused Dad to have an early death. It scarred his lungs and the last few years of his life, he was on oxygen.
Those of us with yards and gardens know full well the problem with weeds. If we don’t take care of them, they will overtake the plants and the grass. We pull them. We spray them. And still can’t seem to get rid of them. It’s an ongoing and constant problem.
THEN, there are those of us that have “Weeds” cropping up in our lives. They are as troublesome as the weeds on the farm and the weeds in the gardens and yards. We have to cultivate our lives so the “Weeds” don’t take over. It takes concentrating on us, being aware of what is going on, and being strong enough to get rid of them. These “Weeds” can be many different things. Such as: a bad relationship, friends that take advantage of us, bickering among family members, jobs that we don’t like, health problems, homes that are not “Home”, financial difficulties, stress, and the list goes on and on and on and on!! So, how do we get rid of the “Weeds?” God says that He will never leave us and will never forsake us. We sing a song, “What A Friend We Have In Jesus,” in Worship services. Do we really believe this? I would hope so, because God can and will help you get rid of the “Weeds.” Through prayer, you can lay all your problems on Him and He will help you through them. That’s where we get the strength to cultivate our lives and get rid of the “Weeds.”
SMILE God loves YOU!! Have a good day all.