See to it that no one misses the Grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many. ~ Hebrews 12:15
Does your garden look beautiful with vibrant colored flowers or is it over grown with weeds? Tending to a garden can be hard work. Tending to a Christian life can be hard work as well. Just like a garden can become overrun by weeds so can the life of a Christian. In our walk it is very important to watch what and who comes into our garden because just like a weed it will come in and suffocate what we have planted and soon our garden will start to die. Just like with our journey with God. If we are not careful the devil can send forth his demons (weeds) to lurk around what we have established. We all know that what took you years to build can be destroyed over night. Be careful who you call friends because they reflect who you are! We also need to remember we can't mingle and mix two different lives together and expect God to be ok with it. If we are for God we need to act like it. When we don't we are allowing "weeds" to invade our "garden". Weeds suffucate and drain the soil of important nutrients and prevent beautiful things to grow. As in life if we allow one "weed" to come into our life it can multiply into more and soon enough your spiritual life is dying by taking us away from God. As we tend to our garden we need to sow seeds. A great verse to read is Matthew 13:3-9
3And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow; 4And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up: 5Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: 6And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.7And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them: 8But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.9Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
God wants us to be a successful seed; to grow in His glory. Let's look in our garden and clear out the weeds that prevent us from being what God wants us to be.