In blog surfing recently I ran across a story and I honestly can’t remember where I read it, but it is haunting me…in a good way.
This lady was out watching her children run through a sprinkler in her yard and she found herself looking at the difficult weeds along her path. They’d been really annoying her so she thought to herself “alright, while the kids are playing, I’ll be useful”
She knelt down to pull the weeds, expecting them to be just as stubborn as usual and was pleasantly surprised by them coming out of the ground very easily. “well of course,” she thinks to herself “the ground is wet, that made it easier for the weeds to come out”
Then she paused, and let that sink in.
Maybe when God sends rain into our lives, it’s purpose is to soften the ground of our hearts so he can more easily pull out the weeds that are growing in there.
If you know who posted this story originally, please let me know. I want to go back and comment on her blog, cause this concept is so simple and yet so FULL of meaning for me.
Now I also want to add to the analogy: where else can you pull up weeds with total ease? Certainly not your yard, the dirt is generally too packed and there are too many grass roots and such in the way.
Like a garden, or a flower bed.
So Lord, please harrow me up, till me, rain on my life, do whatever you have to do to remove the weeds from my heart.