Love you all, praying for you.
Have you ever had a weed problem? They will definitely grow if you let them. If you don’t remove them, they will become out of control. They will take over an entire field, or yard, or garden or flower bed – and they will choke out what was planted. A weed can be sin that pops up in your life. Unaddressed, it will take over. But the first weed is a word, of doubt or unbelief, or compromise, or excuse (it’s called perversity), or a lie. The first lie the devil tries is to get you to believe is “God didn’t really say that.” Oh yes He did. The second lie that the devil will try to get you to believe is that God is not good, or He doesn’t have good for you. He did it first with Eve in the garden. The third lie he tries to get you to believe is that God doesn’t care, either about sin, or about you. But just because He is silent, doesn’t mean he is pleased. He is long suffering and patient, but He will not be silent forever. Psalms 50:21 – “While you did all this, I remained silent and you thought I didn’t care. But now I rebuke you and accuse you to your face.” So don’t worry about the wicked, they will eat the fruit of their ways, let God handle that… just be sure you are careful yourself. Do not allow weeds in your life, either false words or compromised actions. The best weed prevention is thick grass. If you are full of the Word of God – overdosing, consistently, that’s your PRISM time with Him… a weed can never get a foothold. But have you noticed wherever there is sparse grass, with bare patches, weeds are sure to fill them. If you neglect His Word, weeds will surely pop up. If you don’t remind yourself who God is, what God said, what God promised, other words will soon fill the void. The same with actions… If you fully know and are fully doing God’s plans for you today (that’s PiVAT before dinner) then you are so engaged with God’s good for you, the preparation, planting, watering and harvesting, that the weeds of sin cannot take root. Idle hands or your own plans attract sin quickly, but if you know what God has told you to do and are doing it with all their heart, and mind, and praise, and testimony – it leaves zero room for the weeds of sin or compromise to take root. And the blessing of God can flow freely in your life, wisdom will take root, the wisdom you gain from God’s Word, and the discipline that you walk in it with. Thick Grass is the best weed prevention. You get thick grass from His Word (that’s PRISM) and His plans for you (PiVAT). But if weeds do come – and they will always try. The best way to deal with them, is daily. You can spend 5-10 minutes plucking the sprouts or you will spend an entire weekend digging out all the weed plants. And they can become huge! It’s painful if you wait until then. They will stick you and prick you, and after all that work, you realize the blank places that could have been good plants already growing. Now new seed has to be planted, and waited on for growth, with those same weeds trying to come back again to the same place they occupied before. David dealt with weeds like this. I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways. I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word... My eyes anticipate the watches of the night that I may meditate on your word. God’s Word became David’s thick grass. And here’s how he pulled weeds, those sin habits always trying to form - starting with just a little compromise, that you then go on to become comfortable with. David pulled those weeds every day. Here’s how he did it – through prayer. Search me O God, and know my heart, see if there be any wicked way in me. And lead me in the way everlasting. God, is there any compromise in me today that I’m not seeing? I repent and turn from it immediately. That’s David spending just five minutes each day pulling the weed sprouts so they don’t become weed plants that choke out the fruit, require repentance, often consequence, shame and lost time. Praying that you will plant thick grass through PRISM in His Word so any weed word you eject immediately. And praying that you will plant thick grass by PiVAT before dinner every day. So you’re so busy obeying that sin doesn’t have a chance to take root. Praying that you will pull weeds every day – and ask God if there is anything in you displeasing to Him from today, so you can repent, and turn, so you can reject the curse to walk fully in His blessing and the joy that He gives.
Love you all,
Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!