Friday, September 11, 2015

Weeding our Garden

When I was a young girl I remember going to my Aunt Ruby's. She lived on a very large farm. Cows, goats, chickens and all that stuff. Beside her house was a huge garden of roses. 
Yes, being young everything was huge or large to me!
Maybe that's who I got my love of roses from.
Her garden was always well manicured, no weeds or bugs that I could see. It smelled heavenly from the scent of the Roses.

After I married, I begin to garden in my own yard,
I could stay out there from sunup to sundown, pulling weeds and planting flowers, did I say 'pulling weeds'. If it wasn't for those weeds it would be so much more enjoyable!

Today there's another kind of weeds I have to pull, not from my garden but from my life. Those things that are not pleasing to my heavenly father. My attitude,  anger, pride and more. If not attended to, as the weeds in my garden, they would grow and become unmanageable and life, like my garden would not have the sweet fragrance like the roses I love to smell and makes my garden lovely to look at.

This reminds me of another garden where Jesus went with his disciples to pray before He was crucified . He prayed to His father God in heaven,

Matthew 26:42
"O Father, if this cup  may not pass from me, except I drink it, thy will be done" 

Surrendering to God's will lets us become victorious over the weeds or sins in our life.
We do have to be diligent though and watch for them to pop up like the weeds in our garden.

Matthew 26:41
"Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit is willing but the flesh is week." 

 Since Jesus surrendered in the garden of Gethsemane, we can have 'amazing grace', as we surrender to His weeding of our sins from our life.

On this day of remembrance, let us remember
what Jesus said,

11 Chronicles 7:14
"If my people, which are called by my name, shall
humble themselves, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from 
heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal
their land."  

"Dear Lord, thank you for the price
you paid for me at Calvary!
Help me to surrender to you 
those weeds in my life that 
aren't pleasing to you, so that 
my life may be fruitful for you"!

Have a Blessed Day!


linking to Roses of Inspiration


  1. A wonderful post. I agree, while we are remembering that tragic day in our country, more important is our living life for Christ. Thank you for posting this today.

  2. This is a beautifully written post mama! Thank you for this reminder to " watch and pray"
    Love you,

  3. Wonderful post, Sylvia~ And a great reminder as we walk this life of faith.
    Those "weeds" certainly have a way of creeping in if we are not careful to "watch and pray"
    I bet your roses are just lovely!

    Blessings~ Debbie

  4. God bless Sylvia.
    We need to remind ourselves of these "weeds" at times.
    I can smell your roses from here.
    Val xx

  5. Dear Sylvia I also feel that our life is like a garden and we really do need to pull those weeds everyday. I do hope you are doing well I really did enjoy this post have a wonderful fall season and enjoy the harvest in this part of your life big hugs Roxy

  6. Hi Sylvia, I so love the idea of pulling the weeds from our own selves that our not pleasing to Our Heavenly Father. We need to keep our "garden" beautiful and weed free. Thank you for this reminder!

  7. Oh...dear Sylvia! What a beautiful, gracious reminder to keep watch for the weeds in the gardens of our lives... I loved what you had to share today...thank you for encouraging us in our walks of faith!
    May you be blessed...sending much love and hugs,

  8. Oh what a lovely post Sylvia! I needed to read this today too. I need to do some weeding too!

  9. Thank you so much for your comment on my post about Impatiens. We are fortunate to have them bloom almost year round, as our warm weather keeps them safe. No fall colors in central Florida, so I will enjoy my pretty little impatiens faces a while longer.

    Jocelyn @

  10. Beautiful and inspiring post! You have a lovely blog. :)

  11. Beautiful and inspiring post! You have a lovely blog. :)

  12. A good reminder to us all, I think. We all need to keep the weeds down in life. Thank you.


  13. Dearest Sylvia, what a beautiful post, my friend! I am always so blessed and encouraged by the words of wisdom that you share. Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration! Have a wonderful week! Hugs!

  14. This was a wonderful post from start to finish. Thank you for the reminder about the "weeds" in our personal gardens of life. I know I have to watch for them constantly...just like those weeds in my yard garden. If allowed to take root, they will definitely take over. I know I have some weeds to pull outside...and I think I need to check again for the weeds that may be growing "inside". Thank you.

  15. Beautiful post! And great reminder about those ugly weeds in our own lives. Thanks for sharing this.


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