Wall to wall dandelions. If it were not for the weeds, our front yard would have no green in it.
So I set out the other day to excommunicate every piece of yellow I could find. I got my weed pulling tools and was crushing it!
Then my son walks over to me asking, “Daddy, why are you doing that.”
“Because I love your mom.”
To which he replies, “Oh, I love you too, so I’m going to give you a gift.”
Moments later he walks up to me and hands me my gift.
You know what it was, but I will tell you anyway. A beautiful dandelion.
First, because I am a dad, I told him thank you.
Next, because I am a vicious weed killer, I explained to him that I was going to put this flower over there in my special plastic bag for awesome gifts.
I think I do this with my soul, too.
Here is a thing of beauty and it is a gift and it is good. But I never realize that it is ACTUALLY something that should be given up. I put a lot of value on the weeds.
There is a big difference between what is good and what is God.
Choose today – Are you bringing a flower (weed) or are you bringing a yard of green grass?
Those pretty flowers are hard to give up – but there is something just MUCH MUCH better.
Jesus, I choose You today. Help me drop the weeds in the trash, especially when I think so highly of them. I want God, not good.