My Garden

closeup photo of sprout

A couple months ago, I decided to grow tomatoes, so I bought a plant!  You heard right, one plant!

I wasn’t sure where or how to plant it, so I opted for a big pot; that way, I would be able to move it around!  You know, so it would be in “just the right spot” to grow!

Last week, I noticed some yellow flowers growing on the vine.  I got all excited thinking that flowers meant tomatoes, but when the flowers died, there were no tomatoes.

Usually, I’m a “Google” girl when learning something new, but I’m winging it on this one.  I’m trusting my tomato plant to yield fruit after its kind!  It’s what God calls, “reaping what you sow!”  Genesis 1:11-12).

Then God said, “Let the land sprout with vegetation—every sort of seed-bearing plant, and trees that grow seed-bearing fruit. These seeds will then produce the kinds of plants and trees from which they came.” And that is what happened. 12 The land produced vegetation—all sorts of seed-bearing plants, and trees with seed-bearing fruit. Their seeds produced plants and trees of the same kind. And God saw that it was good.  Genesis 1:11-12

Green beans will always grow green beans, and pumpkins will still grow pumpkins.  Can you imagine how surprised you would be if you planted green bean seeds and pumpkins came up!

Harvesting what we plant is true in other areas of life, too.

Don’t be misled; remember that you can’t ignore God and get away with it: a man will always reap just the kind of crop he sows!  Galatians 6:7

What’s in your garden? Seeds of……..

  • Love?
  • Peace?
  • Kindness?
  • Encouragement?
  • Humility?
  • Forgiveness?
  • Mercy?
  • Tender-heartedness?
  • Self-lessness?

The harvest you reap reveals the seed that was planted. If you plant the corrupt seeds of self-life into this natural realm, you can expect to experience a harvest of corruption. If you plant the good seeds of Spirit-life you will reap the beautiful fruits that grow from the everlasting life of the Spirit. Galatians 6:8  (The Passion Translation)

What you choose to plant is yours, unless you’re a Christian.

But that isn’t what you learned about Christ. Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from Him, throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy.  Ephesians 4:20-24

Think before you plant because we reap what we sow.

And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness.  James 3:18

God bless you!  Great is God’s Faithfulness ~ Deb


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13 thoughts on “My Garden

  1. “Think before you plant because we reap what we sow.” I love that, Deb. May I think before I plant in my own life and definitely in the lives of others. Happy Fourth to you! And let us know if you ever get some tomatoes! 🙂

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  2. Deb this is so true! I pray we can sow lovely seeds of the fruit of the Spirit, blossoming like lovely flowers along the garden path of life! 🙂 A perfect analogy example! I prey your tomato plant makes it! 🙏🏼

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  3. We do reap what we sow! We must be careful of the way we live because it impacts ourselves, others, and our relationship with the Lord. Thanks Deb! Great is His faithfulness! 🤗

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