Most people do not know what it means unless you live in farming and ranching country. It is where farmers or ranchers mow their pastures so that weeds don’t grow up and choke the life out of the grass. It is usually done in the spring, summer and fall. I noticed a pasture last week before and after mowing and what a difference. Left unattended the weeds will eventually kill the grass. Seeing those tall weeds and the short grass reminded me of something in the Bible. It talks a lot about a conflict between two forces, the flesh and the spirit. We are born with the flesh but we do not recieve the Spirit of God permanently or indwelt with, until we are born again and that happens when we receive Christ, (John 3:3, 2 Peter 1:4, 2 Corinthians 5:17). If we recieve Christ those two natures will always be in conflict with each other, (Romans 8:5-11). The flesh does not want to submit to God, and the Holy Spirit will not abide in the presence of abundance of sin, (Galations 5:16—21, Ephesians 4:22-24). We can chose which one we want to thrive, the Holy Spirit or the flesh. The spirit life has a lot more joy and peace, (Galations 5:22-25). See you in Church next Sunday.