Daily Devotional June 28, 2021

I am beginning to think the only reason we have a garden is to make sure the rabbits have something to eat.  But the good news is the rabbits are focusing all their attention on the broccoli Shannon planted.

I’m good with that because homegrown, store bought, or delivered from outer space, I am not a fan of broccoli.

Having said that, I really enjoy gardening. 

At the end of the day, I come home from work, change clothes, and water the garden. 

For me, it is incredibly therapeutic to water and watch the different plants grow.

Our garden only has good stuff.  There’s no kale or Brussels sprouts because they are a waste of soil, water, and air.  God approves.

But as much as I enjoy gardening, there is a problem.  It’s weeds, which compete for the garden’s water, space, and nutrients.

Whenever I water, I also pull weeds so the garden can be as healthy and productive as possible.

The other day, as I pulled weeds, I realized the weeds in our garden are not the only weeds that need to pulled.

 Each of us has weeds in our lives.  These are the destructive habits, thoughts, actions, and relationships that compete for our attention, time, and loyalty.  They impede and interfere with our ability to truly live the lives God has planned for each of us.

The good news is we don’t have to live with weeds.  It’s a choice we make.

Paul said, “No temptation has seized you that isn’t common for people. But God is faithful.  He won’t allow you to be tempted beyond your abilities.  Instead, with the temptation, God will also supply a way out so that you will be able to endure it.(1 Corinthians 10:13)

Choose today to pull the weeds out of your garden.  Your life will be better for it.  I promise.

Prayer:  Dear Gracious Heavenly God, help me be a better version of me.  Today, I choose to pull the weeds from my life.  I cannot do it on my own.  Guide my thoughts, actions, and words.  In Jesus’  name I pray.  Amen.

The only way weeds win is if we don’t pull them.  It is worth the effort.

I pray your day is filled with joy and laughter.

Tom Robbins