July 12, 2012
Today's Photograph . . . . Yellow Star Thistle (NPS)
Bible Study Verses
You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. (NIV)
Yesterday, my son and I were working on getting our hunting property ready for the fall deer hunt. We were putting in a couple of new food plots in this open field that was filled with nothing but tall grass.
We are putting in some oats, peas, and a clover mixture that should provide a good draw for the appetite of the deer in the area. But before we can plant, we are working on mowing down the area and spraying Round Up to kill off the weeds.
Once the weeds are gone, we'll disc it up and then we can plant. We've got to get rid of the weeds before proper growth can occur. If we let the weeds stay, the new seeds will get choked out and won't grow.
When a person gets saved, they are a new creation in Christ!!! Praise God!!! But often, this new believer goes right back into their normal routine of work or school, and the sin that they are surrounded by chokes their spiritual growth out.
As painful as it may seem at the time, there has to be some killing off of old sin while seeking new growth in the faith. It happens simultaneously.
Don't be afraid to draw a line in the sand on various issues that will affect your spiritual growth. If you have lived a life full of harmful traps. It's time to get rid of the traps . . . God desires a healthy whole relationship with you. Don't ignore the issues of sin in your life!!!
If you need to kill off weeds for a food plot, using Round Up twice seems to do a better job of keeping the weeds at bay.