I've been thinking about this for a couple of weeks as I've been trying to get my garden ready for planting this year.
My garden is a learning experience and a great devotional tool.
The other day my husband and I were discussing how to get the weeds taken care of in the main back yard and are around the garden bed. When the wind blows, the seeds from the weeds blow in the garden, so that even if I used black fabric or trash bags in my garden bed, it wouldn't work as the weeds around the garden would still transfer if they weren't taken care of first.
A couple of weeks ago my friend Fawn spoke on how a word that our church has for this coming year is "reformation" and there will be a separation of those that give their all to Christ or not.
The two worlds are being more divided then ever.
I know several people who claim "Christianity" yet their lives and sometimes their posts on Fb are far cry from what Christ's example is of Christianity.
When you choose to accept Christ as your Savior it means that you are letting Him take complete control of you. He has begun to dig out that which is in you that does not portray Himself. If we don't start accepting that what He is trying to do, when the winds of God begin to blow, the weeds will begin to put back that which Christ has started to dig out and Christ can't live with that He has removed when He rose from the grave.
Christ can not live in both worlds. He's called us to be hidden in Him. We are taken out of this world when we accept and believe and trust in Him. We have to live in this world we just don't do what the world is doing because then we are just planting weeds where Christ abides. Christ gives us all we need to make His Garden lovely when we chose to trust in Him alone and be hidden in Him. Galatians 5 talks a lot about how to live in Christian Liberty in Him while living in the world. We are not to be of the world when we accept Christ.
When we chose to believe in Him we breath in Him. His life is manifested through the breath of God and we live and breath all that He is when we trust in Him alone. We can't let the things of the world work its way in us and say and do things that are displeasing to God.