Sunday, November 1, 2009

Weed Control

Awwww...fall is here, the air is crisp and the grass is dying! Yeah!

As much as I love spring and summer, I get tired of yard work and mowing the grass. So, by the time the first frost occurs, it is a welcome time of year.

If you read my last post, you see the amazing pattern that the frost left in our grass again this year. I have been watching the grass grow more brown than green and the leaves turning a beautiful array of fall colors before falling off the trees and shrubs.

I have noticed that all our hard work and money that we spent all summer for weed prevention and control is paying off.

As I have driven through our town, there are many yards that have been neglected and haven't seen any weed control in a very long time. Those yards are predominately still green...weeds, weeds and more weeds. They have taken over the bermuda grass and flower beds.

A beautiful lawn, free of weeds cost you not only money, but your time and effort. It doesn't happen without sacrifice, effort, cost but the rewards of a beautiful lawn is worth it.

Our Christian walk with Jesus Christ and what we become in life is just like our lawn. We have to keep it free of weeds that will choak the life out of us. We allow the weeds to grow in our lives by the choices that we make. We have to choose who and what we allow to take root in our daily lives, our marriage, our family and our Christian walk.

My question is...what is growing in your yard (life) today?

1 Corinthians 15:33
Do not be misled: "Bad company corrupts good character."

1 Peter 1:13-16
Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. (14) As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. (15) But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; (16) for it is written: "Be holy, because I am holy."

Romans 12:2
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is - his good, pleasing and perfect will.

You will become what you surround yourself with. I know from personal experience that if you surround yourself with negative will become negative. I have been around people that have drank, cursed, complained, gossiped, bashed their spouses, family members and it's not long before you will be tempted to do the same. It depends on how strong your faith is and your walk with Jesus whether you can withstand the temptations. I haven't always been that strong. I have learned the hard way that I have to surround myself with good, godly and positive people.

These types of people will plant "bad" seeds in the soil of your soul and if they are left untreated...they will sprout roots, take hold and begin to grow in your life. As they grow, they gain strength and before long...they choak out the good, spiritual areas of your life.

I have watched in our local area...teenagers who have been raised by good parents, in good homes begin to hang around not so good teenagers. Before long, these teenagers were doing things they wouldn't have done had they surrounded themselves with good people. They were talented, athletic, smart teens who took the wrong path in their lives and had to suffer the consequences.

None of us are out of God's reach, we can all be forgiven and turn our lives around but that doesn't mean that we won't suffer the consequences of our actions.

We don't wake up one morning and says to ourselves...I'm going to do something destructive today, destroy someone's life, inflict personal pain on another person, break the starts out innocently, a tiny seed before it grows into a life choaking, destroying weed.

What is growing in your life today that you need to spray with God's spiritual weedkiller?

What weeds to we need to get rid of in our children's life? We are not given the responsibility of raising our children by being their friend but to be their parent. That means saying "no" to them and guiding them in the right direction, knowing who their friends are, where they are going, who they are with and following up to see if they are where they say they are. It won't make us popular with our children but it is our job to protect them, teach them to make responsible decisions in life and we have to lead by example.

We need to do weed control in our lives and then in our children's lives. It might be painful in the beginning but you will be rewarded with a beautiful, flourishing, God pleasing life.

Happy Weeding Today! :-)

Have a wonderfully blessed day!


  1. Thank you so much for sharing this today. Love you! You are so right...weed control is often painful.

  2. Way to go on your weight loss, that is awesome. Love your blog. Beautiful family too.

  3. Girl, you've seen our yard and I hope it has no reflection on my walk! LOL. This size yard is just to expensive to maintain! LOL
    But your post was fabulous!
    Love you my friend.

  4. Jennifer,

    True words and a big hearty AMEN needs to follow that! I hate weeding but I also know how important it is in both worlds!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  5. Thank you for sharing. Such an encouraging post... blessings...


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