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Tending Your Grass

Thursday June 1, 2017

“And the LORD will continually guide you, And satisfy your desire in scorched places, And give strength to your bones; And you will be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water whose waters do not fail.” -Isaiah 58:11

The other day I was looking at our next door neighbors yard, and it was hard not to notice the distinct difference between ours and his.

His grass was freshly mowed, weeded, and was bright and green. Ours was a little overgrown, full of weeds, and a dim green.

Honestly, I don’t get that concerned over what my yard looks like. I get worked up over a lot of things, but grass isn’t one of them.

We’ve all heard the catchy phrase, “The grass is always greener on the other side.”

But, how often do we let that catchy phrase reside in our life, and more importantly our spiritual life?

We’ve all let one or more of these get to us: Someone else’s walk with the Lord looks better and deeper. Someone else’s marriage looks more healthy and playful.

Someone else’s kids behave better. Someone else’s body is skinnier or stronger. Someone’s else’s car looks newer. Someone else’s house is bigger.

That day, as I noticed the difference in the grass, God spoke and said “If the grass looks greener somewhere else, it’s time you water your own lawn.”

Is there any area of your life that you can stop working on and still see growth? Absolutely not!

That greener, nicer grass takes a lot of work. And so does your spiritual walk, your relationships, and your health.

Can you let your lawn go, never watering, fertilizing, mowing, weed eating, and expect to see a lush and green yard? Of course not!

Your heart is not any different, it is a living, growing grass that requires planting, tending, watering, and weeding.

So, how’s your grass? Does it need some tending too?

Prayer: “God, thank you for being the master gardner. Help me to stop comparing my life to everyone else’s life. Help me to do the necessary things to create a better life with you. Amen.”

-Whitney Flach