13 August 2010

Reaping what was sown

We have flowers like this that we can not name or identify growing in the beds around our house. We planted both seed mixes and single flower seeds, but obviously did not keep accurate records of what went into the soil. If we knew what we had planted we could plant again those flowers we have most enjoyed and not those that have not grown well or we didn't find appealing.

I sense God teaching a lesson here, for in His law of sowing and reaping, we will always receive what we have planted. If we do not pay attention to what we are sowing, the harvest will surprise us, and not always in pleasant ways.

What seeds are you scattering today?

Don't be misled: No one makes a fool of God. What a person plants, he will harvest. The person who plants selfishness, ignoring the needs of others—ignoring God!—harvests a crop of weeds. All he'll have to show for his life is weeds! But the one who plants in response to God, letting God's Spirit do the growth work in him, harvests a crop of real life, eternal life. Galatians 6:7-8 The Message


herbhalstead said...

May we plant well!

JC Dude said...

Such a simple but powerful truth! I agree with Herb...may we plant well!

Jennifer @ Getting Down With Jesus said...

Gardening offers the perfect metaphor for good living, doesn't it?

By the looks of my garden, I planted weeds this year, instead of flowers. I hope my life produces something more fragrant and beautiful than my garden. :-)

Sandra Heska King said...

I'm finding beauty in weeds this year. I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing.

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