It’s my annual battle with the weeds of South Carolina that live on a precious old fence in our yard. Weeds is a misnomer. They are invasive aggressors that strangle, kill and destroy. Every spring I tackle the vines and try new approaches. Each year I’ve cut the fence a bit freer; I’ve used weed barrier and mulch. Each year, the vines thrive. Now, truth is, they are pretty, and they do give shade. The work hasn’t been wasted…the blueberry bushes and old rose bush have also thrived. But the vines are destructive; they need to go.
Every year, it strikes me how the vines are like sin in our lives. The vines do look good when they are kept under control. But the work of keeping them under control gets harder and harder. The battle is never-ending. The big roots grow stronger–thicker, hairier and uglier. The young vines wind around everything! Sin is the same. It can’t be managed; it must be given to Jesus Christ. It is the only thing we really can give Him…He died for it. He wants to destroy it. He is able.
We all have weeds in our lives. Jesus came to destroy the work of the enemy who sowed the seeds that became sin that needs to be fought against. This website has a wealth of tools for spiritual warfare. Browse about. Send a note if you can’t find what you are looking for. Victory is ours as children of the King.