After battling white flies, some kind of leaf disease, and finally, worms, I gave up trying to save my embattled squash plants. They nearly stopped producing, and what they did make quickly became full of worms. I ordered new seeds, pulled up the old plants, and replanted them. Florida heat is coming, but I hope to get a good crop before the new plants succumb. And here again, my word of the year, persevere, comes into play.
When one battle is over, another one begins, so I sleep in my armor! I’ve noticed that when I plant new seeds, the squirrels find them and dig them up, and sometimes they dig near my new seedlings and unearth their tiny roots. Although it’s trying, I don’t cry over the ones I’ve lost, I just plant new seeds, but now I have a plan to protect them. My degree in fashion design finally paid off yesterday; I came up with an idea to save the seeds from those pesky squirrels; tulle! I’m hoping that thin barrier will deter them from digging. The seeds will still get light and water, but they have a better chance of sprouting covered with the frilly coat of armor. I’ll let you know if it works.
We face a daily spiritual battle; if you don’t take the necessary steps to protect yourself, you too will become weary. Persevere and never give up! Put on the whole armor of God so you can defend yourself from the wiles of the devil.
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. Ephesians 6:11