Tending the Garden

We had some rain this week and I tried to take advantage of the soft ground and get out in the back yard and pull some weeds out of the garden. Even though it is winter, a few have popped up lately due to some of the warm weather we have had. Those things just seem to keep coming and never stop. I guess it is the same way with us and our lives as well; we have to be diligent and continually tend to the gardens of our lives so that the weeds don’t overtake the flowers. That can be a tough job and one that is difficult for us to do on our own. I think that is what David was saying at the end of Psalm 139 when he says:

Psalm 139:23 “Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts; 24 And see if there be any hurtful way in me, And lead me in the everlasting way.”

David wants to live a life that is pleasing to God. He wants to remove the weeds and the clutter and offer a place of peace and beauty to the Lord. And David knows that try as he might, the job is too much for him, so he asks God for help. I am certain that God heard and answered David’s prayer. I am certain of that because I know the Lord is always ready to help us, to minister to us and bring a measure of beauty and peace to our lives that we cannot bring on our own.

About pastorpstephens

I have been blessed to have served as a pastor, a chaplain and to have been involved in other ministries throughout the years. My wife Marta and I have been blessed with a wonderful family that includes our daughter, her husband and their two daughters and our son and his wife and their son. Each of them are very special to us so please keep them all in your prayers. One truth that I always try to share with people I meet is that anything God asks you to do, He will help you to do. God has your back.
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