One of the never-ending challenges for our pastures is weed control. That’s because weeds compete with the grass for nutrients and water. A healthy pasture has very few weeds.
Earlier this year, I sprayed some of the pastures for weeds. The product did a great job and the those pastures are full of thick, green grass.
But, due to the rain, there were some pastures I was unable to spray and because there are crops growing close to us, there is always the possibility the herbicide could drift in the wind and damage those plants. This means I will not be able to treat our weed filled fields until the fall.
The untreated pastures are not nearly as healthy as they could be. In fact, in one pasture, it looks like the weeds are winning. More weeds mean less productive grazing for the cows.
Seeing these weeds got me thinking.
Each of us has to deal with the weeds of life.
These are thing things that compete for our attention and time. They pull us away from God and point us in the wrong direction. Weeds make our lives less fruitful than God intends. If we are not careful, the weeds can win.
In explaining a weed filled life versus a weed free life, Jesus said, “The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful. But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.” (Matthew 13:22-23)
Whatever weeds you face, don’t let them win. When temptation comes, simply turn and walk the other way. This will keep your life weed free. You will be glad you did.
Prayer: Dear Gracious Heavenly God, when I encounter the weeds of life, give me the strength, resolve, and wisdom to turn away. Help me always focus on your love, mercy, and grace. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
Just for the record, the pastures filled with weeds are the ones next to the road. The beautiful, weed free pastures cannot be seen from the road.
Anyone driving by would naturally think the entire place looks as bad as the front. They would be very wrong.
Never judge a book by its cover.
I pray your day is filled with joy and laughter.
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Weed filled fields until fall, that is a mouth full.
On Mon, Jun 21, 2021, 6:15 AM Daily Devotionals by Dr. Tom Robbins wrote:
> First United Methodist Church | Temple, Tx posted: ” One of the > never-ending challenges for our pastures is weed control. That’s because > weeds compete with the grass for nutrients and water. A healthy pasture > has very few weeds. Earlier this year, I sprayed some of the pastures for > weeds.&nb” >
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