I am writing this as I was looking at the grass today, and how quickly the Dandelions grow back. You know you can cut the grass one day and the very next day they are back. Springing up despite all your effort. Kind of reminds me of addiction. You can try on your own. And people will judge you and tell you you are not ‘good enough’ for God, you are not doing it right, you need to…blah, blah, blah.
OR you can go to meetings for years upon years and buy into the learned helplessness motto. “I am this way and I will always be this way.” What a crock! No, God says I can be healed. God says I can be made whole. I don’t go to those meetings anymore – I think it hurt me more than it helped me. Hey, lets get a bunch of “sick” people together and let them sit around talking about how ‘sick’ they are and how they will always be that way. Didn’t work for me. In face I’ve heard that the relapse rate is like 80 – 90%. Kind of reminds me of dandelions. You can cut off the top, but if you don’t kill the roots – it comes back.
How do you kill the roots? In my experience, only Jesus can heal that broken place. He saw how we got that way, He will take care of the offender/abuser, and He can heal it – if we let him. He can get the roots out so the dandelions don’t grow back. And the Holy Spirit can heal it.
Don’ look at the dandelions – LOOK AT THE GARDENER!
Ask, seek, knock of Him.
Sit at His feet.
LET HIM LOVE ON YOU.
Accept His love.
Let down the walls.
Open the door.
And before you know it those darn dandelions are gone!
Copyright 2014 Diana Rasmussen
in the grass
The weeds keep
Cut and spray them
hoping they won’t
come back again
Only to find
the next day
Why not pull
them out by the
The flower is only
It comes back
again and again
the pain and suffering
the fighting and the strife
the alcohol and the drugs
the razors and the knives
They are all DANDELIONS
We can keep cutting the grass – with meetings, self -control, treatment centers, counseling…but if we don’t kill it at the roots – you know what happens…Let the Master Gardener help today – He knows what He is doing…
The Vine and the Branches
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.
“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. (JOHN 15:1-9 NIV)
5 thoughts on “Dandelion Roots”
I am cheering as I read this, Diana! Thank you for helping us go to our Healer and get to the root of things! God bless you!
Thank you Debbie… just sharing what God is showing me these days. I really appreciate you beautiful. God bless you too!
Diana you are my hero! You just tell it like it is and because of that, your message is so powerful.
It is anointed and Christ-inspired.
Thank you, my friend. Also John 15 is one of my favorite scriptures.
Lol, thanks t. I have seen so many Prodigals (including me) try so hard only to fall flat on our faces. Jesus can fix it. He can heal it. The Father is my Gardener these days. Still a work in progress here, but hey, I trust Him to pull out my dandelions by the roots – whatever they are!
Amen! Me too, I’m definitely a work in progress. The days I stay focused on Him, I know I’m where I need to be. As son as I take my eyes off Him, I slip back into old ways and habits….definitely not a good thing.