Spirit Life Walk

Dealing with the Weeds

August 19, 2022 Sarah Bachtold Season 2 Episode 27
Spirit Life Walk
Dealing with the Weeds
Show Notes

Are you a golfer? I have only been just a handful of times, literally. But I distinctly remember getting my golf ball into the "rough" or the sand pit or the tall grass more than it ever got on the green! I CAN say that I have made an eagle once to the surprise of my dad and my brother! That was the only time we golfed together, or rather the only time I got invited probably due to my former stated issues. But yes, overall, I would easily admit I'm not a good golfer. One of my sister-in-laws, who is a true golfer and spends daily time on the course has encouraged me, saying I would probably be a great golfer with practice. My knees currently disagree with her. My knees and the weeds. If the weeds were gone, if the rough was gone, if the sand pits were absent, if I had control of having them removed, well then yes, I would have less trouble for sure. Maybe these are put in a golf course to develop our patience and even our endurance in the game? I'm not sure. I actually found more joy in finding random golf balls in the grass, much like an Easter egg hunt, than I did from pounding away in the sand lol. So, though I don't talk about golf at all in this podcast, I do talk about wrestling with the weeds in my yard. Weeds in our life are really NOT God's will, did you know that? He does NOT like weeds in His fields in Heaven, and if its His Will On Earth As It Is In Heaven--which is the prayer that the Lord Jesus instructed us to pray, because obviously, without our cooperation in prayer and in obedience to His Word, we cannot experience His Will--and the benefits of it!!--in our personal life or family, much less in the earth, if we are not working with Him. Wow, that was quite a run-on wasn't it. But it's so true! But what is wonderful, especially when you feel overtaken by your weeds, which the Bible defines as the "cares of this world" or the "lust for other things" or the "deceitfulness of riches"---these crowd out God's blessings for you and His ability to use you to impact others. Just look at what Jesus says about it in Mark 4:3-9, "Listen to this! Behold, the sower went out to sow; as he was sowing, some seed fell beside the road, and the birds came and ate it up. Other seed fell on the rocky ground where it did not have much soil; and immediately it sprang up because it had no depth of soil. And when the sun had risen, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away. Other seed fell among the thorns, and the thorns came up and choked it, and it yielded no crop. Other seeds fell into the good soil, and as they grew up and increased, they yielded a crop and produced thirty, sixty, and a hundred times as much.” And He was saying, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” And we need to hear, we need our ears open to the HELPER who is our wonderful Holy Spirit. He can help us with the weed removal that we are overwhelmed with. He can help heal us below the root line so that they don't come back again!! Listen to this episode for how to address these things. There is hope for greater freedom through the Word of God and with our Friend, the Holy Spirit!

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