A time to plant

There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under heaven:  2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot

-Ecclesiastes 3

Spring is in the air.  In fact, it starts later this week.  It’s a wonderful time of year, the cold is slowly disappearing, and the warmth of a new season is sprouting new life.  Nothing gets the blood flowing in the community of agriculture than a nice warm spring day.planter

I was reminded recently from a good friend of mine in which I have never met about our sowing as individuals.  I shared with Chris Gallagher a little farming secret.  It corresponds with this little game we all play called life.  Every farmer knows about this secret, or, they wouldn’t be in business.  You probably know about this secret, but you have never thought about it like this.  Well, it’s time for a little farm wisdom for life, and you’ve come to the right place.

Have you ever heard the saying, “You reap what you sow!” ?  In fact, it’s in the Bible.   Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. (Gal. 6:7) So, you plant a certain item, you will harvest it.  That’s only logical to our human minds.  You sow hatred, you reap hatred, you sow judgment, you reap judgment, you sow joy, you reap joy, you sow love, you reap love.  A farmer sows wheat, he does not get corn, it just doesn’t work that way.

Look at this warning about what you sow in the next verse.  The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature[a]will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. (Gal6:8) It’s easy to see, you want to sow good seed, no matter your lot in life.

Let’s use our logical minds and take this to the next step.  You not only reap what you sow, that is plain to see, but, you reap far more than you sow. When one plants a seed, you don’t expect just one seed in return.  What would be the point of that?  When one plants a seed, you expect to have 30, 50, 100, 300 times more than what you sowed.  The variables that bring that seed to harvest, painfully not under our control.  We just do our best to manage what we can and let God do the rest.  We plant the seed, He provides the increase.

So, yes you reap what you sow.  And yes, what you sow, you reap many times more.

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And a special thanks to the supporters of this blog who nominated it for the Best new blog in 2008 in the Theobloggers Christian Awards.  If you like this offering, you can vote for it here.   Let me even ask, you only have one voter per computer, so if you have two or access at work to 50 different computers, I plead with you to make a vote, as many times as possible.  I’m only trying to sow good seed here.

Let me also say, I find it quite humbling just to be nominated and mentioned in with this fine list of people.  In fact, I have something stirring  I am really hoping to get launched shortly.  In fact, it hopefully will involve all of these people and then some.  My limitation comes in my internet connection to the world is so odd, you wouldn’t believe me if I told you.  new-whiteplanter

Thanks for stopping by…now, I think the planter is full.  It’s time to plant!

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3 responses to “A time to plant

  1. Interesting blog, I’ll try and spread the word.

  2. You have a great blog … well worth an award. 🙂

  3. you mean my 102 votes for you and Trey only count as one?

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