Well, after three days of weeding, I can see my garden again! The old grey mare just can’t work as long as she used to! I have to admit, that I wonder why I do this! The past few years has not been as profitable as I’d have liked, and this year doesn’t look too promising either even though it’s been a wonderful growing season.
One of my biggest enemies again this year is the tomato blight. As the picture shows, the leaves start turning yellow with brown spots. Eventually, the plant dies sooner than it should! It’s very frustrating! I looked on-line and the only advice at this point that I could find was to pinch off any affected leaves, but the next day there are always more!
After finishing the weeding, I was putting my tools away and noticed a spray bottle of a fungicide that I must have purchased several years ago. As I looked over the fungi that it would kill, I noticed that there were several tomato blights that it cured!!! So, as of this morning, my tomato plants have been dutifully sprayed; we’ll have to wait and see if there are any results.
How foolish I feel! That bottle has been on my shelf for several years! Why didn’t I ever notice its contents before? I just never took a closer look!
What a spiritual application! How often does God’s Word lay on a shelf somewhere unopened or unheeded? We struggle with our difficulties, trying to cope on our own when all the while there was help within our reach! Sometimes I find myself just reading the words of a devotional or passage of scripture, never comprehending or applying what it says! Such a shame.
My son and daughter-in-law often get comments about their son, Connor because of his good behavior. Just last Sunday, Tom told me that he sat still all through Sunday School while his daddy taught the adult lesson! (Is it OK for me to brag on my grandsons? 🙂 He’s only two! I know some teenagers that can’t do that! Tom said that folks will comment and then tell him how lucky he is! Luck had nothing to do with it. Connor is just as stubborn and strong-willed as the next child, maybe even more; but the consistent Biblical training that he receives from his parents – coupled with the grace of God – is making all the difference!
I may be too late with my fungicide. I might lose my tomato plants this year because of my neglect. What are you losing because of your neglect of the Bible? Next year, watch out tomato blight! I will be on my guard. Thankfully, you don’t have to wait another minute to apply the Word of God to your heart! Go take a look – get a good dose of God’s Word today!
Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.
Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.
They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.
Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.
O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!
Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.
Psalm 119 1-6 (there’s so much more but I thought I’d better stop with six!)