Jesus often spoke in parables that should have been easily understood but often weren’t. The parable of the wheat and the tares (weeds) came to mind this morning as I was gardening. I planted several varieties of vegetables a week or so ago. Because of time constraints, it has been a few years since I gardened. So I am waiting for those seeds to break the surface of the ground with great anticipation. In the meantime, the weed seeds appear to be well watered and vibrant. There are tiny plants springing up literally everywhere. I would love to get out the weeds right now but I cannot. If I were to till the soil I may uproot the vegetable seedling that have not emerged yet. Also, it is very hard to tell the plants apart when they are so tiny. I run the risk of pulling up my vegetables seedlings by mistake. It is best to give the plants some time and it will be evident which are vegetables and which are weeds. I can safely till the ground a bit to rid the weeds then, without accidentally ruining my vegetables.
Jesus was making the point that weeds (troublemakers, gossips, those who profess to believe in Him for their own agenda, etc.) grow in every garden (church). It is our job to tend the garden and nuture it. He promises to take care of the weeds Himself when the time is right and the church is ready for harvest. We don’t know the weeds from the good plants. God says He knows our hearts but we don’t have that ability.
Let’s nurture each other and lift each other up. If we don’t, we run the risk of pulling up a baby Christian who may just not look like they will at maturity. Life is a growing process and we all mature at different times and seasons. God promises to take care of the rest if we will just do our part.
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Wow! How annoying! I am not sure but I will ask and see if there is anything to be done on our end. Blessings and apologies!
Hello! I appreciate your encouragement and pray you find a wonderful outlet for your own creative writing. All talents are God-given, so use it for His glory!
It does seem like the issues of the day tend to press in our minds, now more so than ever. At least, that is the way it is for me. I tend to work best the first part of my morning. Often the title for a blog or book chapter will drop in my head a day or two earlier, and I just jot it down on paper. When I have time to write I begin to pray and ask Holy Spirit to direct my thoughts on the title I already have received. If something unrelated to my writing comes up while I am writing, I jot that thought down on paper and put it out of my mind for the time being. All that being said- first thing in the morning before I get so bogged down works best for me!
2 Timothy 1:7. What if we all spoke up?
Good morning! I have to confess I am running a bit behind on new blogs. You all don’t lose patience with me. My new book will be out in a couple of months, and the publisher sent a slew of editorial changes for me to approve/disapprove. I am slightly bogged down but seeing the light at the end of the tunnel (don’t THINK it’s a train LOL).. More to come soon! Thank you for your comments and encouragement. Blessings!
My articles are a result of studying God’s word and asking the Holy Spirit to guide me in my writing. Thank you, and I wish you the best on your presentation!
Everything I write is Spirit led, and I make sure I have Scripture to back me up. God brings revelation when you study His word. I would encourage you to study even when you don’t feel like you are gaining understanding. It will come in time. Blessings!
I am new to the blogging world too. I just started because I felt like it was a direction the Lord was leading me in. I am thankful you have found enjoyment in what you are reading, and I wish you much success with your own blog!
Thank you so much. I pray you find some nuggets along the way that will be of encouragement to you 🙂