grapes, squash, winter squash, melons, corn, okra, cucumber, peppers, tomatoes, from left to right.
the Farmer is helping the cucumbers climb up the field fencing,
making the cukes easier to pick and taking up garden space.
He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction:
but he that refuseth reproof erreth.
The neglected heart will soon be a heart
overrun with worldly thoughts;
the neglected life will soon become a moral chaos;
the church that is not jealously protected by mighty intercession
and sacrificial labors will before long become the abode
of every evil bird and the hiding place
for unsuspected corruption.
The creeping wilderness will soon take over that church
that trusts in its own strength and forgets to watch and pray.
A. W. Tozer
No company sets a goal to slide into mediocrity. No in-love newlyweds plan to divorce down the road.No fit, muscular athlete figures how to put on a hundred pounds and get totally out of shape in the next few years. No neighborhood holds a meeting to outline steps toward a rundown community. No committed, vibrant Christian dreams of a day when he or she will walk far from God, living a life of joyless compromise.
The common denominator in all the above too-often scenarios is neglect. The wilderness does not swallow up a great city in a day, it creeps closer and closer–through neglect.
A community of believers.
These are neglected at great risk to your souls!
Watch out for neglect . . . Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie