Friday, February 3, 2012

Cluttered Up; Choked Out

Matthew 13:7 Other seeds fell among thorns that grew up and choked out the tender plants. (NLT)

Uncontrolled weeds and grass clutter and choke. Growing flowers and gardens require continual pulling of both or spraying with chemicals. And there’s never an end; they keep reappearing. Our house gets a little cluttered occasionally too-or so my wife says. I suppose that’s because we collect antiques (classified junk by some). Since we adore them so much, we repeatedly “find” places to stick just one more piece of something that’s valuable now or may be in the future. Cluttered homes and gardens have disadvantages; so do cluttered minds. Some of the farmer’s seed fell on ground infested with thorns. Both sprouted, but the thorns choked the plants, killing them. Minds cluttered with unnecessary, ungodly and untimely matters, cannot grow important, spiritual and timely thoughts. And growing proper thoughts is critical because they translate into healthy emotions and ultimately appropriate actions.

Are you sowing proper mind seeds? Give up those thorny thoughts.