Farmer Mom

By Kari Lewis on January 25, 2018

Have you ever looked at various seeds?  I must say, I’m not a farmer.  In fact, I’m not much into gardening of any sort.  But, I have seen many seeds in my day.  I can recognize some, like corn or sunflowers—they’re pretty easy to spot!  But there are many types of seeds that I simply am not familiar with and can’t differentiate one from another.  If I were to have a bag of mixed seeds and spread them out on a table, I wouldn’t have the faintest clue about which seed to plant so I could grow a carrot, or an impatiens plant.  As a farmer or a gardener, I would be in trouble!

Here’s the thing, however.  Each of us, whether or not we’re a farmer in a physical sense, we are certainly a farmer in a spiritual sense.  Every day, as we walk through life, whether we realize it or not, we’re constantly dipping our hands into a bag of mixed up seeds, plucking one out, and dropping it onto fertile soil.  No doubt about it, whichever seeds we choose WILL grow.  

Because that is how God set it up (Galatians 6:7)

It’s called the law of sowing and reaping and it works the same as farming.  A kernel of corn will grow a corn plant, which will grow ears of corn—each of which has many, many kernels of corn.  We eventually get WHAT we plant and we get MORE than we planted!  

As the farmer, we choose what to plant—God brings the harvest.

Every thought we allow to nest in our minds—is a seed dropped on fertile ground.  Every attitude we nurture—is a seed dropped on fertile ground.  Every action, every motive, every word—all are seeds dropped on fertile ground.

Some seeds are good and will reap pleasant blessings.  Other seeds are bad and will reap consequences we won’t want to deal with.  

We basically have two choices: blessings or consequences—it’s a sobering thought.  Thankfully, as Christians, we have the Holy Spirit in us helping us and interceding for us!  And God is very patient, loving, gracious and merciful!  But even so, may we be ever mindful to carefully choose the seeds that will bring blessings!