Weed Control Fabric

I am in the middle of a lavender planting project at home, where I have dug and prepared six rows of 26 holes each (156 holes). I am now doing some raking and will soon lay out 500 feet of weed control fabric.
The fabric is a simple material that will benefit my planting in a variety of ways. It is good for keeping things where they should be, even preventing some erosion issues. It also retains moisture in the soil, and helps the soil warm faster. And, of course, it is good for preventing weed seed sprouting on the surface, and reduces the growth of weeds under the fabric.
Today I was thinking of the parallels I could draw between it and the benefits of the word of God and a life that walks with God. Psalm 1 says, “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands around with sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.”
The individual who walks with God, and lives by the word of God, is one who—in a spiritual sense— avoids problems with sliding erosion, and maintains a healthier and consistent soil within, and averts giving into the temptations of the weeds of sin. This is the person who will grow well in their faith, with a right understanding of who they are and who God is. This is the person who is better equipped to continue to live for God.
May we delight to walk with God and benefit from His care as our gardener.
Isaiah 58:11, “The LORD will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry
and restoring your strength. You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring.”
Pastor Mike
“between Sundays”