Do you see sprouts in your garden? Tiny green shoots of new growth…
It is delightful to see new growth…
Do you recognize the plant?
Sometimes new growth is not good growth. It just may be, that what you see, is the tiny new beginnings of sin sprouting forth. It looks good to begin with, fascinating somehow–draws your attention in delight, but what you don’t see is that somethings just not right.
Sin that seems all innocent, at first, and really not worth bothering about–you will soon find grows quite quickly, like a giant weed that is stout. Root it out right quickly, while it is still young and cute. For if you allow it to continue, it will grow into a beaut! And, reaching maturity, will cast seed in your life for dozens more just like it.
Seed-time and harvest is a multiplication system that is faithful every time. You won’t just be adding sin to your life–you will be multiplying sorrows, sadness and strife.
Find sin quickly, while it is still young–root it out! For, surely–
your job, has begun!
“Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted with evil and he himself tempts no one; but each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin; and sin when it is full-grown brings forth death.” James 1:13-15
“–Every plant which my heavenly Father has not planted will be rooted up.” Matthew 15:13
“Whoever knows what is right to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.” James 4:17
“This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not live according to the truth; but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. 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, and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” I John 1:5-9
I just read this morning in “Secrets of the Secret Place” by Bob Sorge about repenting quickly. Your post lines up with it! Thank you for shedding this different angle on it. I feel that God is calling his body of people to a new level of holiness.
Yes and it is so much easier to deal with it when it is small and not firmly rooted and embedded! I remember when I had a large herb garden, if I weeded it early it seldom put out weeds after the initial setting, but if I let them go to maturity then it seemed the weeds exploded and I couldn’t hardly cope with them all and battled all summer.
Thank you so much for your faithfulness to blog with me. You just don’t know how much it encourages me and helps me along the way!! God Bless you Bethany