It’s that time of year when the birds are singing…the lawn movers are roaring and kids are running through the grass squealing and playing.
Even with all the rain and dew that we wake up to in the mornings, we still see brown patches in our lawns on occasion. What do we do? We try to figure out the source of the problem…grubs? What could it be? Is our soil infected with something killing our grass…? Some dig up the dead grass and plant new…but sometimes scraping off the surface and spreading new seed isn’t always the answer. Sometimes we call the professionals…they come…they push around those little carts filled with “professional” lawn care products. In hopes that this will be the answer.
So often when dealing with a situation in life we tend to just pull back the first layer of unforgiveness, hurt or sin not dealt with in our lives. Sometimes we try to cover it up with something, something new..thinking it will change the course of our circumstance. Often what occurs is not pretty. We’re okay for a small while…but yet the issue lives on and the grass of our lives is brown and dry once again.
Tending to our soil…nurturing it and filling it with the necessities and needs for growth…Digging deeper when the soil is rotten or infested with something that
can’t be removed without shoveling out to bad and filling it back up with the good.
Do you have brown spots of dead grass in your lawn? Are you tending to it or just trying to cover over what lies beneath. Those brown dead spots in our beautiful green lawns of life will continue to return until dealt with.
1 John 1:8-9 ~ If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
AND KNOW when you dig up and remove all the ugliness from beneath…here is a reminder of what can lay over that new soil in place of the old.
Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.
Be encouraged…take heart…you can do it…I am too