Weeds have been my new friend lately. I have decided that I am a gardener this year. Our first vegetable garden, lots of pretty plants, and new grass! I am outside at least 3-4 times a week weeding, watering and mowing.....well mowing only once or twice a week. :) I love mowing lawns. I think that if you love vacuuming, you'll love mowing! It has that instant gratification and line making sharpness that I love.
Anyway, back to weeds. One of the reasons I am sure I love all of this is because I love thinking. (Big surprise!) I have always loved processing, thinking, philosophizing, saving the world....you know. (Or maybe you don't.) :D I also love silence. At times I miss being 19, and going for drives. Three hour drives. (Gas was only $.99) Silence is so wonderful to me. Talking to God, thinking about scripture, theology, my loves. But WEEDS!!! Weeds have given me another new thing to think about. Weeds, like all things in nature, all point back to theology. How? Well, lots of ways. Weeds can represent sin, people, wolves dressed like sheep, and can point back to our Lord's parables. So many outlets!! I am loving it. One of the hugest highlights has been asking the Lord to show me which weed I am like OR what sins in my life represent the current weed I am pulling. There are so many kinds! But adjacently and regionally, there are only so many. What weed is my pride? What weed is my judgement? Which weed is my attitude on _______? You know....asking the Lord to show me my sin so I can rip it out! and ask Him to replace it with a pretty seed or flower. Even after replanting (renewing my mind...Romans 12), I still need constant weeding. That's all for now. I have to go listen to my sweet babies play and laugh. I will pray for more silence so I can think some more. ;)
Hope you are enjoying this season on sowing and weeding in your life!!