Life is totally dependant on the kind of seeds that you have planted. Whatever you sow, you WILL reap. Sowing seeds is very laborious and time consuming. It entails many times missing out on fun, social events and sleep because the planting season is so incredibly short.
Time is of essence. Period. Full stop. So you have to be deliberate on both the seasons and the kind of seeds that will make the planting time and sacrifice worthwhile.
It’s all about the HARVEST!
Our seeds are our children. God has already openly bragged that our seed shall be mighty upon the earth –
“His descendants will be mighty on earth; The generation of the upright will be blessed. Wealth and riches are in his house, And his righteousness endures forever.”
Psalms 112:2-3 NASB
All seeds need good soil in order for the roots to grow deep and produce a good harvest. As Christian parents it’s our primary task to sow the right seeds within the hearts and minds of our children.
Important information on planting seeds… so pause awhile and let’s look at some very scary facts and consider what kind of harvest we want :
- Our Seeds (children) can be light and can easily be carried long distances by the wind
- Our Seeds (children) can fall along the path, and birds can come along and eat it up
- Our Seeds (children) can fall on rocky ground where there’s no soil and when the sun comes up it withers
- Our Seeds (children) cannot survive if they grow up among bushes – they will be choked
Seeds (children) that fall on good soil produces a harvest beyond your wildest dream.
In my sixties, I’m finally reaping what I’ve sown over the years. And I’m thrilled beyond words with my harvest – my grandkids are an overflow of my produce. There were and still remains many times when I wondered if my seeds were growing.
Let me honest with you – I’ve had some awful seasons in my gardening profession … but the lessons made it all worthwhile inspite of some of the devastation…. farmers don’t quit! They are used to all kinds of weather.
1. I’ve experienced seeds that were light and carried long distances with the wind.
2. I know first hand what it is to water seeds of righteousness and faith and then birds come along and eat it up. It’s all part of the laborious work of a farmer.
3. I’ve invested time, money and sleep ….and because the rocks were hidden from my sight — when the sun came up …it withered my plants.
4. I’ve had seasons where my seeds fell among bushes and they were choked.
5. I’ve had countless experiences where my seeds produced a harvest beyond my wildest dreams. I’ve experienced the joy of many people complimenting me on my harvest … but it didn’t come without sweat and tears … but God stood with me and gave me the strength.
My seed shall be mighty upon the earth. God always renews our strength!!!
Sow today – Reap tomorrow!