Have you ever had a weed in your yard that you chopped down and thought was gone – only to have it spring up again? Its roots, you discovered, were still alive, and they might even have spread.
Sinful thoughts can be like that. When we come to Christ, He begins to change our thinking, and new thoughts begin to take root in our mind – thoughts about God’s love for us and His will for our life.
Don’t be surprised when old ways of thinking crop up – but don’t let them linger. When they come, immediately turn to God and ask Him to help you get rid of them – just as you pull weeds out of your garden.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.
Billy Graham – Wisdom For Each Day