Planting God’s Seeds

“You have been born anew, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God.” —1 Peter 1:23 (RSV)

Plant three rows of peas: (peace)

  • Peas of mind
  • Peas of heart
  • Peas of soul

Plant four rows of squash:

  • Squash gossip
  • Squash indifference
  • Squash selfishness
  • Squash your pride

Plant four rows of lettuce:

  • Lettuce be faithful
  • Lettuce be kind
  • Lettuce really love one another
  • Lettuce be generous to others

Every garden needs some turnips:

  • Turnip for meetings
  • Turnip for service
  • Turnip to help one another

Water freely with patience and cultivate with love. There will be so much fruit in your garden, because you always reap what you sow.

To conclude our garden, we must have thyme:

  • Thyme for God
  • Thyme for prayer
  • Thyme for family
  • Thyme to stop and smell a rose
  • Thyme to give someone else a word of encouragement
  • Thyme to smile at a stranger
  • Thyme to enjoy a beautiful sunset
  • Thyme to hug a child
  • Thyme to say:  “I really look forward to seeing you again.” –and mean every word of it.
  • Thyme to say:  “God be with you ’till we meet again.”

Peas to you all…

Author: Karl D Rhoads

I am a Married, Forgiven, Imperfect Follower of Christ. I am a recovered alcoholic (since July 12, 1999) and an ordained minister of the Gospel of Christ (since July 6, 2002). I have been saved from the grave (more then a few times) by the loving hand of the God and Father of our Lord, Christ Jesus. My heart's desire is to meet the needs of others with the love of Christ as he directs and enables me to do so.

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