Reaping What You Sow
References to sowing and reaping have more of an agrarian connection than a culinary one. But the principle remains the same. The ingredients of a recipe dictate the final meal, much like the seeds you sow dictate what is reaped.
With that in mind, I have learned over time the truth of the axiom that actions have consequences. In other words, the law of reaping and sowing is a fundamental truth worth knowing…and practicing.
So, Part Two of My Favorite Recipes for Life is the Rules For Planting your Garden. Again, these are not my recipes, but some I have gathered from anonymous sources and tweaked to reflect a worldview rooted in the truism of the “You reap what you sow” reality.
PLANT 7 rows of SQUASH
- Squash gossip.
- Squash critical spirits.
- Squash indifferences.
- Squash jealousy and envy.
- Squash unrighteous anger.
- Squash lustful thoughts.
- Squash bitterness.
PLANT 7 rows of PEAS
PLANT 7 rows of LETTUCE
- Let us be unselfish and loyal.
- Let us be faithful to duty.
- Let us search the scriptures.
- Let us not grow weary in performing acts of kindness.
- Let us be obedient to the Lord in all things.
- Let us be truthful.
- Let us love one another.
NO GARDEN is complete without turnips:
- Turn up for church.
- Turn up for prayer services.
- Turn up for Bible study.
- Turn up with a smile, even when things are difficult.
- Turn up with determination to do your best for God’s cause.
- Turn up with a gentle spirit.
- Turn up with hope.
Remember, gardens must have plenty of exposure to the Son!
Sow these seeds, and you shall reap a harvest rich in good deeds and overflowing with a joy unspeakable.
“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ…” 2 Peter 3:18
“A tree is known by its fruit; a person by their deeds. A good deed is never lost; whoever sows courtesy reaps friendship, and whoever plants kindness gathers love.”—Saint Basil (329 A.D. – 379 A.D.) Bishop of Cesarea
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