“Won’t you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you.” ~ Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Today is a busy day.
On the National Day calendar, it’s:
- National Random Acts of Light Day
- National Kitchen Klutzes of America Day
- National Sewing Machine Day
- National Weed Your Garden Day
If I had to choose, I would pick the last one, because the past few days of rain have caused my jungle garden to almost require mowing, not just weeding.
A life garden needs weeding too.
Reading Proverbs 13 today reminds me what needs to be weeded out of a life:
- resisting correction
- a runaway tongue
- sin that will eventually overthrow
- neglected discipline
- Stunt growth.
- Block sunlight.
- Prevent hydration and nourishment.
Note to self: Isn’t it about time to get rid of weeds, making room for what is fruitful and beautiful?
The benefits listed in Proverbs 13:
- a preserved life
- rich supply
- honor, good, and wisdom
- wealth (spiritual and / or financial?)
“Little deeds are like little seeds, they grow to flowers or to weeds.” ~ Daniel D. Palmer
“Your minds may now be likened to a garden, which will, if neglected, yield only weeds and thistles; but, if cultivated, will produce the most beautiful flowers, and the most delicious fruits.” ~Dorothea Dix
“That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. And great crowds gathered about him, so that he got into a boat and sat down. And the whole crowd stood on the beach. And he told them many things in parables, saying: “A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them. Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and immediately they sprang up, since they had no depth of soil, but when the sun rose they were scorched. And since they had no root, they withered away. Other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. Other seeds fell on good soil and produced grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. He who has ears, let him hear.” ~ Matthew 13:1-9