By Lori Tyler
I’ve always loved the changing of seasons, and spring is my favorite time of the year. We took on a huge gardening project this winter hoping to transform our front yard. We decided to put in four or five new flower beds.
Now it’s March, and as I look out across our beds, I am surprised to see only a few weeds. Had it not been for all of our hard work and preparation in February of laying mulch, digging holes, and protecting the plants, undoubtedly there would be weeds throughout.
It is the same spiritually. There are days when I don’t feel like praying or studying the Bible. Maybe I can do it on my own today without God’s help. But I’ve learned that this is never true.
Just as the seasons change, so do circumstances in life. Without the preparation of study and meditating on God’s Word, weeds will easily grow and choke the life right out of me and those around me.
We have the assurance that what we do today will help us tomorrow. As we carried heavy bags of mulch and fertilizer, I thought, “Is it worth all this work?” But sitting on my porch swing enjoying the vibrant colors of the flowers, I know it was.
When we treasure God’s Word in our heart, we are equipped to handle temptations and trials that come our way. As His Word takes root in our hearts, we will be fruitful for Him in every area of our life.
Some days we may appreciate the treasure of God’s Word more than others. It’s good to be reminded every once in a while that the time spent nurturing our relationship with God today will be worth it in the circumstances of tomorrow.