Garden Time

lucious garden lettuce

lucious garden lettuce

My parents have always had a wonderful garden each year. They plant rows of tomatoes, peppers, green beans, and cucumbers. Each spring they work hard to prepare the ground, plant the seeds and fertilize. The results of their hard work begin coming in early summer and supply them with bounty all summer long.

When I go home, I try to load up on all of the fresh produce… I am a sucker for my father’s corn. There’s just something about knowing who grew the produce, that makes it taste better. You know the loving care that went into nurturing the crops until they were ready to harvest.

 God challenges all of us in the Bible to “Sow for yourselves righteousness, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the LORD, until he comes and showers righteousness on you” (Hosea 10:12).

 When we sow into our relationship with the Lord, we reap all of His goodness, mercy and grace. We reap an intimacy that comes only through the investment of time together.

Ask yourself what kind of relationship you want with the Father and then begin to sow into it… make it your garden. It is the only way to reap what you desire. We are told to not be deceived; “we reap what we sow” (Gal 6:7). Begin your garden today.

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