Flower Garden (2)

My flower garden always has many weeds. I must pull the weeds from the ground before they are too big. Why? Because if the weeds grow too big, they will kill the flowers. The weeds will steal light and water that the flowers need to survive. So I must pull weeds and throw them away.
We have weeds in our lives, too. These weeds are sins. Why do we need to remove the sin from our lives? Because sin separates us from God. When we sin, we remove joy and peace from our lives.
Verses 7 and 8 of our Bible Reading tell us to give ourselves to God and come near to Him. When we are tempted to sin, we must pray and ask God to help us make right choices. But when we fail and sin, we can ask God to forgive us and help us do what is right.
I must continue to clear out the weeds in my garden. And I must try every day to please God and rely on Him to help me stay away from sin.