A Homespun Truth


“All the flowers of tomorrow

 are in the seeds of today.”

It could also be said, “All the weeds of tomorrow are in the seeds of today.”

We say, “You reap what you sow.”  Paul said in the book of Galatians:

Don’t be misled: No one makes a fool of God. What a person plants, he will harvest. The person who plants selfishness, ignoring the needs of others–ignoring God!–harvests a crop of weeds. All he’ll have to show for his life is weeds! But the one who plants in response to God, letting God’s Spirit do the growth work in him, harvests a crop of real life, eternal life.

What do you want to reap?  What kind of seeds are you sowing? 

It’s not only a homespun truth; it’s a universal law.  It just works this way.

Cause God says so…

Then God said, “Let the land burst forth with every sort of grass and seed–bearing plant. And let there be trees that grow seed–bearing fruit. The seeds will then produce the kinds of plants and trees from which they came.” And so it was.  ~Genesis 1:11

What do you hold in your hand today? 
A bouquet of flowers…or a hand full of weeds…?

It may have something to do with yesterday. 
You bear the responsibility for what you’ve sown.

And then again…you may be suffering from what others have sown into your life. Maybe someone has sown weed seeds in your garden plot.  That is also a possibility.  But, to not play the victim, we must own what is ours.  We must look honestly at ourselves to see what we’ve planted. And through His grace, learn how to forgive those who have sown weed seeds in us.  If we’re perfectly honest, many times it goes both ways…

“And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of goodness.” ~James 3:18

6 responses »

  1. I don’t know about seeds but I will admit to having spreading a lot of fertilizer around in my time. 🙂

    Every day is a new opportunity to grow either flowers or weeds. The great thing about life is that last years crop is gone, and every day we decide, by our actions, what our own personal garden will look like now, and in the future.

    If we have grown weeds in the past then, as you write, we had better start changing before it’s too late.

  2. Hahahaha!!!!! I love your sense of humor, Ed! 😆

    Yes, sir. As you say, “every day we decide, by our actions, what our own personal garden will look like now”

    It’s a daily choice…

  3. Oh…Michelle. I need to look into my store of seeds…of course, I cannot mock God…there are times I have sown weeds and not good seed. Its true…I need to deal both with the weed in my life and weeds that I have planted in others. I want and desire to be a PEACEMAKER…who will harvest peace and the fruit of righteousness.

    This is a timely word! Blessings to you,


  4. “Its true…I need to deal both with the weed in my life and weeds that I have planted in others.”

    Me too, Gladwell. It’s not an easy task, but one that we can’t neglect. Blessings to you! 😉

  5. Yes.

    But … He reaps where He didn’t sow. And gathers where He scattered no seed.

    Such an amazingly encouraging thought.

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