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  • Writer's picturePastor Mark Farley

Pulling Weeds

Roots and all…

Weeds have the amazing ability to grow anywhere.

Even here in Arizona, weeds find places to take root and thrive. I particularly enjoyed watching a root grow on an overpass I used many times weekly years ago. Over the year the city crews would come and do the landscaping and gardening but even though the weed was cut, it continued to grow back taller and thicker.

The fact of nature is that unless the root is removed, it will continue to grow and thrive.

We also have weeds that take root in our hearts and like other weeds; they will continue to grow as character defects until we remove the root.

Think about it, bitterness, jealousy, and fear take root in us and from them weeds of anger, pride, greed, lust, and all kinds of negativity grow from them.

If these are left to grow then they influence not only our attitudes, but then spread to our behaviors and characters.

When this happens, the weed grows stronger and is harder to remove.

However, we do have a great weed killer that is environmentally friendly!

When we ask the Holy Spirit to help us look at our character defects and then ask Him to remove them root and all, we become free for these weeds!..

Check your experience…

“I ruthlessly faced my sins and became willing to have my new-found Friend take them away, root and branch.” Big Book pg 13

Lord, let us turn our hearts over to You and allow Your grace and mercy to clear the weeds of fear, bitterness, and self-will from us roots and all, AMEN.

“Watch out that no poisonous root of bitterness grows up to trouble you, corrupting many.” Hebrews 12:15

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