How do I care for my soul?

My lawn needs some work to make it look great.  OK, it needs work just to make it look good.  I have never been one to want to invest in lawn care.  Sure, I mow and trim but other than that, I just let things go.  So, it may surprise you to learn that I have been doing research on the best way to rid my lawn of moles.  After a quick Internet search, I have a ton of information and YouTube videos to watch.  I want the quick and easy solution, but I am already having doubts that quick and easy is the answer.

As I ponder my lawn, God puts a thought in my mind about how I am doing with the care of my soul.  Do I approach the care of my soul as I do my lawn? I have a tendency to draw really close to Jesus and then slowly disengage, believing that I can coast and ride on spiritual fumes.  I am reminded over and over, that this way of abiding does not benefit me.  My soul gets weary, and my heart becomes cold.  Cold to God and those in my life.

Just like my lawn needs constant attention so does my soul. God is the gardener, He is the one who will work the soil of our souls, removing rocks and weeds and watering when needed.

Matthew 13:23 – “As for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it. He indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.”

Galatians 5: 22–26 – “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.”