The grass is growing!! “Well, of course it is,” you say. “What did you expect with all the rain we’ve been getting?” Honestly, not much. You see, I’ve been pulling weeds for a year with visions of grass dancing in my head. Even when I’ve put down grass seed, not much has happened. But I’ve learned a lot.
§ Years of neglect will turn a yard into a haven for every known weed in the region.
§ The yard can look good from a distance and still be full of weeds…they’re green, too.
§ Some weeds are more troublesome and relentless than others.
§ Some seasons are better for eliminating weeds than others.
§ If weeds aren’t deliberately and swiftly replaced with something else (like grass seed) they will return with a vengeance.
§ The more established a weed is, the harder it is to get rid of.
§ Grass seed needs to be nurtured in order to take root and thrive.
So why am telling you about the mess of a yard that came with the house we bought two years ago? Because the Lord has been using the weeds to speak to me about the difficulties of life…sins, wounds, lies, and labels to use the *Soul Restoration vernacular.
Another way to tell you what I’ve been pondering is this:
§ Years of neglect will turn a heart and mind into a haven for every lie or label known to mankind.
§ We can look good from a distance and still be full of sin and wounds…we know how to smile, too.
§ Some sins and wounds are more troublesome and relentless than others.
§ Some seasons are made for dealing with sin and wounds. Sometimes God lets us avoid these things and sometimes He won’t let loose.
§ If sins, wounds, lies, and labels aren’t deliberately and swiftly replaced with something else (like honesty, grace, forgiveness, and truth to name a few) they will return with a vengeance.
§ The more established a sin, lie, or label is, the more entrenched it is in our hearts and minds.
§ Our relationship with the Lord needs to be nurtured in order to take root and thrive.
Could the Lord be calling you to take a closer look at your life and relationship with Him? If so, you may want to consider coming to the Soul Restoration Open House on Sunday, September 9 at 6:00. It will be a great opportunity to learn more about an opportunity to more freely and fully live the life you’ve been created for and to talk to people who’ve been through one or more seasons of SR. Hope to see you there.
*Click here for more information about the Soul Restoration ministry.Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."