Friday, 2 November 2012

Weeds Have Roots


Join me in the Five Minute Friday Challenge hosted by Lisa-Jo Baker. Participants write for 5 minutes with no editing, no over thinking, and no backtracking. This week’s word is: Roots.

Five Minute Friday

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Weeds have roots. Lots of roots. I can verify this - I have been weeding my garden. There are more weeds than plants we want to keep. We’ve neglected it a bit, but it feels so good to get out and clear the unwanted stuff out the way.

The kids want to help. We show them what to do. Most importantly we tell them to make sure they get the roots. If they don’t, the weeds will just be back quicker than ever. The whole process will have to start over.

Troubles have roots. You can’t deal with an issue by just getting rid of the bit you can see. Lurking underground are the roots, just waiting to sprout again. Sometimes it takes several attempts to get them all out. Persistence is the key. A willingness to keep coming back until it’s all gone.

The good plants have roots too. If you break them, the plant suffers. Roots are important.

Eph 3:17  Then Christ will live in you through faith. I also pray that love may be the ground into which you sink your roots and on which you have your foundation. (GW)

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Now, your turn…

14 comments:

  1. You are so right, getting to the root is so important!
    Well done!

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  2. Your words are so true! So often it can be easy to try to cover up hurts. But dealing with the roots helps us to grow and thrive. Visiting from FMF and glad I came.

    Blessings and love,
    Debbie

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    1. Thanks Debbie! so lovely to 'meet' you. Blessings :o)

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  3. I loved what you wrote here! Love the analogy and I forget that weeds have roots too! Great thoughts!

    visiting from five minute friday. http://www.ordinaryinspirations.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks for stopping by Traci! blessings :o)

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  4. Seeing God as the root of all uproots all that is other than this!
    Whew! That does make sense, doesn't it? It must. It is rooted in Him!

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    1. Had to read it a couple of times but I think I get it! Being rooted in Him is so important. Thanks for stopping by :o)

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  5. "Sometimes it takes several attempts to get them all out. Persistence is the key. A willingness to keep coming back until it’s all gone." That is my favorite part. Good writing again my friend. I like the analogy. So true!

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    1. Thanks for your encouragement sweet friend. Bless you heaps ;o)

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