A couple weeks before Easter my mom came down to visit and brought with her the supplies to make this pinterest Easter project:
The funny thing is that as that grass grew, I began thinking more figuratively. What is it in my life that slowly creeps in coming between me and the cross, between me and my Savior, who didn't let anything come between himself and suffering so that I could enter into a relationship with Him? Why don't I do anything when the view is slowly being obstructed? Instead of falling on my face and repenting, I make jokes and walk away while the grass grows thicker and higher. I log on to one more distraction or turn on just one more show instead of turning to the One who loves me so much that He died one of the most excruciating forms of death imaginable for me and my sin. How many times will I turn away? I avoided this post because it meant facing the ugliness of the truth, that if I put these thoughts out there, then I need to be ready to make a change to truly repent of those things that are growing so freely in my life. And frankly I am forgetful--I forget that God cares about my holiness and that repentance is hard but forgiveness is so sweet--and I'm lazy--I want to just get lost in some drama on tv or on pinterest or facebook and avoid the work of using the gifts that God has given me to use for my good and His glory. But when I read this passage twice in two days, I realized it was time. Time to get real with the One who knows my heart and it's deceitfulness better than even I.
"I will ponder the way that is blameless.
Oh when will you come to me?
I will walk with integrity of heart
within my house;
I will not set before my eyes
anything that is worthless."
I'm not going to pretend that I've got it all figured out. I still logged some time on those aforementioned sites today, but less and I feel good about that. But it's not so much about those sites as it is about what God is convicting me of in my heart. I needed to trim some grass that was obstructing a very important view. Just like the boys trimmed the grass in our resurrection garden:
How about you? Are you feeling like there are some things slowly creeping in and getting between you and our Savior? I'm praying that this encourages you to do a little trimming, that you might see Him and His glory more clearly.
Linking up with Ann Voskamp @ aholyexperience.com