I’m pretty sure that if I used “weed and feed” on my “lawn,” I wouldn’t have a lawn anymore.
Our herb garden, however, is an entirely different matter.
I thoroughly weeded the area. I dug down and added planting mix. I weeded again. And then I mulched. I weeded once more, and I added more mulch.
Now, weeding is easy. Only a few weeds break the surface, and they have long, spindly roots that make it easy to pull them out.
You see, I don’t intend to waste time pulling weeds. And you shouldn’t either. So let’s not just mulch our gardens. Let’s mulch our lives.
Let’s do our best to clear the sin out of our lives, but let’s focus on laying down a big, thick bed of reading God’s Word, studying it and memorizing it; and of prayer, generosity, worship, service and discipling others. When we do that, sin has a harder time getting down into the dirt of our lives and taking root. And when it does, it’s easier to pull it out.
So go mulch yourself.
Opportunities to …
Pray: Praying for others helps mulch you too, so here you go. Thank you for continuing to pray for our son Evan, injured in a serious skiing accident while with his Army unit on January 4. He is back on duty full time, but still has headaches when he works out hard. Pray they will continue to be less severe. And encourage us and others by letting us know you prayed.
Give: Help other people have the opportunity to mulch themselves – give to Bible translation. Did you know that a gift of $35 is enough not only to translate one verse, but to provide materials to teach people how to read it and sound Bible teaching in their own language so they can understand it clearly? And generosity helps you mulch yourself, too!
Learn: Read news stories and watch videos about Bible translation, and find other translation projects you can take part in.
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