by Mark Totilo
Psalm 119:9-11 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word. 10 With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments. 11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
- God’s word or the Bible is like a seed that is planted in us.
- It grows to be a tree
- It bears fruit.
- Fruit on a plant or a tree can be blocked from growing by weeds taking the nutrients that should be in the fruit.
It was so nice today I decided to get a jump on the weeding the flower beds. While I’m weeding the thought hit me that I didn’t have to rush through the job and I could do more tomorrow. As I slowed I became more meticulous in getting those gnarly little weeds out by the roots. Though I only got a small patch done I realized that it was a lot cleaner than if I rushed through it.
As I weeded I realized this was much like the time I spend in prayer. Three things jumped out at me.
1. DON’T RUSH YOUR TIME PRAYING.
When I rush my time in Yahweh’s presence I don’t seem to accomplish as much with my relationship with Him. I also need to pay more attention to detail in specific prayers and requests.
2. WEEDS GOT TO GO SO FRUIT CAN GROW.
With each weed I pulled out, Yahweh was showing me the need for weeds to be removed because they choke the life out of the fruit bearing plants around it by sucking the nutrients out of the soil. No big heavy revvy but it makes a lot of sense.
3. LITTLE WEEDS OR BIG WEEDS THEY GOTTA GO.
I also realized that little weeds become big weeds if they’re not dealt with at the roots. Proper attention, adequate and quality time in prayer is necessary to dealing with these weeds that pop up in life.
In conclusion here are three words of advice.
- Spend time reading the word.
- Thinking about the Word and finding out how it applies to you.
- Doing what the Bible says.
About the Author: Mark Totilo is a writer, video and audio producer, bible teacher and owner of Professional Communications. He is a US Navy veteran, trained as an Electronics Technician and in NBC warfare. Mark has recently released his first novel, Double Salute and has published articles in christian national sports magazine, such as Sports Spectrum and Sharing the Victory. He also writes a blog about the United States Navy and can be found at Blog.MarkTotilo.com.