One morning I looked at my flowerpots, and I was sad to see that they were overgrown with grass and weeds because I had neglected them. I decided to tend to them, hoping to make them look more beautiful and well maintained. The growth of my plants had been stunted by the grass and weeds, so I pulled out all the weeds and added fertilizer to allow the plants to produce new, healthy growth.
When I finished fixing my flowerpots, I thought, So it is with me spiritually. My life would be more beautiful if I were to get rid of the grass and weeds in me. Worry, disappointment, and heartache can consume me. These “grasses” and “weeds” make it difficult for me to grow into a new creation in God. It is not always easy, but I want to continue to grow in faith so that I can glorify God through my life. I hope that as God’s children we can all welcome new growth in our faith and our lives.