I love spring. It is a yearly visual reminder all around us in creation of how life works, and the spiritual principles that govern our world.
Spring is all about the simplicity of planting a seed, taking care of it and seeing that tiny seed grow, multiply and then produce a harvest. 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 attitudes, actions or even individuals into our life which helpful, good or profitable for our spiritual, emotional, mental or physical health then those are the “seeds” which are going to start to produce in our lives. Those “seeds” will in time produce a harvest – either for good or for bad depending on what we have sown. Essentially “our life is an echo. We reap what we sow and what we give, we get.” (Zig Ziglar)
God says to choose life and blessing and that if we don’t like what our life has been producing then wisdom says to examine what we are sowing into our lives and choose to start sowing those things that are profitable and good for us; those things we actually want to have in our lives.
The bible says it this way, “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.
“So let’s not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don’t give up, or quit. Right now, therefore, every time we get the chance, let us work for the benefit of all, starting with the people closest to us in the community of faith.” (Galatians 6:7-10 Message Bible)
Start sowing seeds today for the harvest you want, for as you sow so shall you reap.
Prayer: Lord help me to choose a life of peace and blessing so that I will receive a harvest of these things in my life, instead of the weeds of anger, bitterness and strife. I choose to sow good seeds today. In Jesus name Amen.