I love spring. It is a yearly visual reminder in creation all around us of how life works, and the spiritual principles that govern our world.
Two seasons ago I bought 2 pots of Western Australian Everlasting Daisies and planted them. I collected the seed heads as they died off and popped them in a paper bag to plant the next year. There were hundreds of seeds from those two little pots.
Everlastings covered a section of our front garden where I had planted them in autumn the following spring, and again I collected the seed heads to plant out the following autumn.
This year we have everlastings covering our front and back gardens and potentially thousands of seeds to collect for next year…I’m going to need some help collecting them all!
I love how simple it all is! Plant a seed, take care of it and that tiny seed will keep multiplying and producing. Why? Because it’s designed to.
It is the same for every area of our lives. The Bible says in Galatians 6:7 “For whatever a man sows, that and that only is what he will reap.”
“What and who we welcome (sow), and allow into our lives is what is going to be produced in our life (reap). If we allow people, attitudes or actions into our life, which aren’t good or profitable for our spiritual, emotional, mental or physical health then those are the things which we will start to produce in our lives. Those “seeds” will in time start to produce a harvest – either for good or for bad depending on what we have sown.
We might not like that truth, but it is the way God has designed the world to work. As you sow so you will reap. If we mix with cheats, liars, unkindness, selfishness, immortality, greed….those are the things we are bringing and sowing into our lives.
God says to choose life and blessing, and to sow those things that are profitable and good for us, because He knows that’s what our lives will start to look like. He wants us to have a life full of joy, blessing and abundant life (John 10:10).
The great part about sowing and reaping is that if we know that some of the things which are being produced in our life are not good such as bad temper, impatience, immorality, harsh words, worry, fear, etc we only need repent, (which kills off that bad seed – a bit like a spiritual weed killer) turn away from that, and start sowing what we want to produce…soon we’ll have a harvest of peace, joy and blessing.