I was never much of a gardener until I started to buy flowers for the farm as a nice touch for visitors, clients, lesson parents and students.
This may sound harsh but, to keep them healthy and looking nice and not all wilted and brown, I have to regularly snap off the stems, leaves and heads of the dying flowers. This is a process called “dead-heading”.
It is necessary so that new growth can happen. The process of “dead-heading” helps the plant to send water and nutrients only to the healthy, growing stems, leaves and flowers and isn’t burdened with trying to hydrate those parts that are brown and dying anyway.
Just like plants, people should “dead-head” themselves…
In my own life, I have found myself continuously, spiritually “dead-heading” bad habits, wrong thinking, relationships and the list goes on. It can be exhausting. It is a necessary task. One that should be practiced often. In order to have a healthy life, just like the plant, we must “dead-head” our lives regularly. Continually. Especially as believers in Jesus Christ.
He certainly accepts you as you are however; we’re not supposed to stay that way.
We’re supposed to grow and mature spiritually and in all aspects of our lives. It is, or rather should be a natural by-product of being a believer in Jesus Christ.
Do we have spiritually dry times in our lives when we cannot tell an epistle from an apostle? Yes! Do we rebel sometimes? Yes! Do we doubt sometimes? Yes! Do we become weary in well-doing? Yes!
Those are the times when we haven’t “dead-headed” ourselves in awhile and we let the weeds of the world take over and choke the flowers of our faith.
When we experience those times in our lives, it doesn’t mean that we’re no longer Christian. It DOES mean however; that we have allowed the flesh to take over the spirit. .
Allowed the world to overcome us and drag us down, allowed the enemy to get a foot hold. These are the things we need to guard our hearts and minds against.
It is a battle. A daily battle. A life-long unseen, unheard, silent, spiritual battle that we all wage daily, all of our lives until the LORD calls us Home. This is why Paul admonishes us in Ephesians to put on the Armor of God daily.
No one is perfect. We’re all blessedly perfectly imperfect. But, He sees us as His beloved children none-the-less.
We would do well to always remember that He loves us and will never leave nor forsake us. We are never ever alone.
If you are experiencing a dry period in life or feel alone and need help with your battles, we’re here for you!
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X0X0 Patti (Yeshuazgirl) AKA Barn Mom