Proverbs 27:17

Proverbs 27:17

Saturday, May 7, 2022

You Harvest What You Plant

You Harvest What You Plant
Pretend you’ve come to visit me. I’m working in my greenhouse. (Neither my house nor my thumb is green, but let’s pretend.) It’s the perfect spot for flowers and fruit. You’ve always thought I was a bit crazy, but what I do next removes all doubt. I strip seeds off weeds—crab grass, grass burrs. You can’t believe what you’ve just seen.
“I thought you wanted a greenhouse full of flowers and fruit!” you say.
“I do,” I answer.
You ask, “Then don’t you think you ought to plant flower seeds and fruit seeds?”
My foolish response, “Do you have any idea how much those seeds cost? No thanks, I’m taking the cheap and easy route.”
Think for a moment of your heart as a greenhouse. Consider your thoughts as seed. Some become flowers. Others weeds. Sow seeds of hope and enjoy optimism. Sow seeds of doubt and expect insecurity.
Galatians 6:7 says, “People harvest only what they plant.”
from Just Like Jesus

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