Saturday, June 30, 2012
Our spiritual lives are like that as well. We need to be purposeful at taking out the behavior that belongs to our human nature. But the only way to do that is through the power of Christ. Without Christ, the weeds are too tall and the roots too big to be able to pull out - we might just be able to chop them down, but the weeds of human nature will pop back up. Christ can remove them completely, but we need to come before Him daily in prayer and in the Bible so He can do the weeding He so desperately wants to do. But, just like my empty flower bed, we also need to let Christ fill our hearts with His beauty and righteousness so there is no room for the weeds to take root again. We need to let Christ empty our hearts of the weeds and then let Him plant His Word into us.
James 1:21 (NLT) says, "So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls."
Have you let Christ do some weeding in your heart lately?
This post is linked with Spiritual Sundays.