“I said, ‘Plant the good seeds of righteousness, and you will harvest a crop of love. Plow up the hard ground of your hearts, for now is the time to seek the Lord, that He may come and shower righteousness upon you.’” Hosea 10:12
There’s a lot in the Bible about sowing & reaping, planting & harvesting. Even if you have never planted an actual seed in your life, you know that if you plant pumpkin seeds, you get pumpkins at harvest time. If you want tomatoes, you plant tomatoes not zucchini. Easy, right?
Spiritual seeds work the exact same way natural seeds work. Do you need a friend? Plant kindness. Do you need love? Plant love. Do you have a need to be met? Plant a seed for whatever it is that you need or want to see. It may sound selfish to look at it that way, but it’s the way the principle works.
The point is take a look at your life & really look at what are you sowing?
Are you gossipping? Are you being disrespectful? Are you sabbotaging someone? Were you rude to the store clerk? Are you blowing your money on nothing? Do you tell someone you’ll do something and then not show up? Those are bad seeds.
Are you encouraging someone? Did you stop someone from gossipping to you? Have you complemented someone? Did you hold the door open for the person behind you? Did you buy someone’s coffee? Did you give someone food or gas money when you knew they were in need? Did you give someone good condition clothing (jewelry or shoes or anything else) that’s simply hanging in your closet unworn? Did you babysit for someone you know needed a break? Did you show up on time for work or your appointment? Those are good seeds of righteousness.
I’ll leave you with this final thought from Luke 6:37-38, “Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”
*All scriptures taken from New Living Translation today. Holy Bible. New Living Translation copyright© 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.