Planting, Cultivating and Harvesting Our Fruits of the Spirit
Until a few years ago, I had never taken into account the faith that is a part of farming.
My family, and every farmer that I know, plants tiny seeds every spring in hopes that it will produce a harvest in the fall. Corn, beans, milo and sometimes sunflowers. The crops produce feed for our cattle or finances to provide for the family.
When we plant these little seeds we know that there is a possibility that the seeds may never come up out of the ground. Maybe the plants will be harmed or destroyed by hail, insects, flooding or drought. But we have faith that God will provide if He has called us to be farmers.
Farmers don’t stop caring for the seed after it’s planted. We prepare the land and cultivate the soil to help the seed grow.
Our gardens are the same. If we stopped caring for our plants, our space would become overwhelmed with...
As we enter into May, I have been anticipating all the beauty that spring brings. Hearing the birds sing their joyful tunes. The colors of spring brighten the earth as the trees begin to bud, the grass turns from brown to green and the flowers begin to bloom.
I have always lived in the Midwest and therefore, have the opportunity to experience the changes of each season. My favorite change of season is definitely spring. Spring represents new life!
Spring brings the beauty of new life and in order for the beauty to sustain itself, we have to do some work, which includes weeding! Have you heard the phrase “you reap what you sow?”
Just as farmers plant their seeds and expect to harvest more than they plant, a small decision to do either good or bad reaps a much bigger crop, for either joy or sorrow.
The seeds we sow are typically an outcome of the choices we make. We are faced with choices every day, from the time we get up in the morning until our head hits the pillow at...