Do you like to garden? Did you know that we are all gardeners, in a sense? Every single day we are planting seeds that will produce a future harvest. There are many seeds to choose from: love, joy, kindness, envy, discontentment, even hatred–just to name a few. But one thing is sure. You harvest what you plant. You harvest later than you plant. You harvest more than you plant. Stop and think about what you’ve been planting in your family. Are you heading toward the harvest you desire? Do you need to change the seed? Does the soil need some additional preparation?
Here are some practical “gardening” tips.
- Listen to this message from My Secret Life, Pastor Mark Hoover.
- Spend some time reading through Galatians 5 and 6.
- Figure out what seeds you want to start planting. (Start with the Fruit of the Spirit.)
- Be patient! Harvest doesn’t come overnight.