I am about to head to the local greenhouse and select some plants and seeds for my garden. This year’s garden will include cucumbers, tomatoes, green beans, carrots, and lettuce. The bulk of the space in my garden will be dedicated to my absolute favorite though, hot peppers! I eat them on almost everything. I will can some and freeze some and try to ration them out so I can eat them all year long. Right now I am dangerously low. I only have 1 jar left of last year’s peppers, but I have a plan.
This year I will plant more hot peppers because I want more hot peppers. There is a direct correlation between how much I plant and how much I end up harvesting. Pretty simple, right? It is a very obvious relationship when discussing gardening but we sometimes lose site of this truth in other areas of our lives. Besides holding true in my desire and quest for more peppers, it also holds true in my spiritual life. What I sow will determine what I reap and how I sow will determine how I reap it.
Galatians 6:7-8 “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.”
2 Corinthians 9:6 “Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.”
I will invest more money, time, and energy in one area of my garden so that my harvest will be greater in that same area.
What would you like to harvest? Get sowing!