Spring is almost here. Spring is time for plowing up the ground and planting.
In Genesis chapter 1 we read the story of creation. On the third day of creation God said, “let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” (Genesis 1:11) As we consider planting a garden, we know what harvest to expect from the seed that we sow. All plants have seeds; some plants we work hard to keep out of our garden. These are the weeds that will choke the plants you want, and if they are not dealt with can steal your harvest. Weeds spring up from the ground wherever they can. The good seeds we water and fertilize so they can grow and produce a harvest. See what it says in Proverbs 11:18 b
“He who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.” Sowing righteousness and giving good to each other is more rewardingthan holding back the good that was meant to be given. We read in 2 Corinthians Chapter 9 verse 6,
“Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will reap generously.”
This statement is not limited to one area of our lives but can be applied to every area.
Seeds,with patience and cultivation, produce a harvest of fruit. The fruit of the Spirit is recorded in Galatians chapter 5 verse 22, “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness,goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” The fruits of the Spirit are the evidence of a life that is being changed. Fruit takes time to mature and grow, just like the plants.
Keep those weeds in check and cultivate the Spirit of God in your life!