Happy New Year to you! Many of us are planning for new things this year, maybe making new resolutions for our health, thinking of having a go at new hobbies or expanding existing interests?
Whilst I am also acknowledging the New Year, I am finding myself avidly seeking the new life that I am fully expecting to see, raising its head in my garden shortly.
Why am I so confident of this, given the frosty weather, the bare, leafless plants and the frequently bleak skies?
Because, I am looking for the bulbs that I planted in my garden some months ago. I believe that they will have lain dormant, safely buried under the soil awaiting the right time to begin to grow.
God’s word tells me;
Book of Galations, Chapter 6, Verse7. ESV
Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.
In the bible, there are many references to reaping and sowing with a more horticultural bent but ultimately this is a spiritual law.
So, in the natural I am standing on this, awaiting my ‘first fruits’ of the year but the meaning of this verse goes much deeper, into the heart of all things spiritual.
The next verses read;
Book of Galations, Chapter 6, Verses 8-10. ESV
For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.
Your thoughts, words and actions are all seeds! We are all sowing into our lives constantly and I want to sow good seeds that will produce good fruit and not weeds that will gain a stranglehold on my harvest.
So, focussing on these scriptures and sowing seeds that will produce life to my spirit is the foremost choice for my resolution this year!