2 Corinthians 7:1
I love having a garden. There’s nothing better than being able to pick a fresh tomato or maybe a few beans for dinner. But it’s also a lot of work. It takes constant attention and if I’m not diligent, the weeds will take over and choke out the tender plants. The Christian walk takes work too. If not constantly tended, the weeds of unholiness can take over, choking out the tender fruit of the Spirit. That’s why we need to make a daily commitment to work hand in hand with God. To come before Him each day with the intent of rooting out anything in our lives which displeases Him. God demands holiness. And perfecting holiness is only possible when we are willing to get our hands dirty and put in the work. From overwhelming awe, and great respect for all God is, does, and blesses us with each day, how could want to give Him anything less that an bountiful harvest from the garden of our hearts!