Harvest of Blessing

“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.”
‭‭Galatians‬ ‭6:9‬ ‭

It’s time.

Harvest time, that is.

The carrots and beets are rooting. The berries are fruiting. The cucumbers are vining. The beans are beaning. The peas are –

🫣

*heh*

(With your permission, we’ll take a pea break and move on, shall we?)

The zucchinis are zucchini-ing like only zucchinis can. One day you check and think ‘I’ll pick those four nice small ones tomorrow’, and when tomorrow comes, there are 26 the size of your leg. (If you’ve ever grown zucchinis, you’ll know exactly what I mean.)

I’ve been picking, grating, shelling, nibbing, blanching, packaging and freezing like nobody’s business. And the precious stores of preserved food are growing on shelves and freezer for consumption during the long winter to come.

My point?

Peas don’t leap off the vines into the freezer themselves. Berries don’t jam themselves. Cucumbers are lazy brutes and don’t like to pickle or brine or slice themselves either. Beans don’t know how to blanch. There’s a ton of food out there – but it only gets picked and preserved and stored with intent and effort.

So why do we think we will grow wise and mature and godly by osmosis?

See, if I want to grow more like Jesus, I need to garden goodness.

Seriously.

I need to plant good things to think about in my brain. I need to spend time watering them in by soaking myself in God’s Word. I need to keep the weeds at bay by pouncing on bad habits and wrong thinking. I need to trim, train, and encourage vines of good deeds.

And then I need to pick, shell, and process all the good things I’ve focused on attaining so they will last a lifetime and provide sustenance for the hard times to come.

It’s not for the faint of heart.

But the harvest of blessing will last for eternity!

Put some genuine effort into growing good things in your life with me?

Father, thank You for the potential of growing an amazing crop of goodness and righteousness in our lives. Help us to make a concerted effort to invest in our spiritual harvest. Bless our efforts with bounty! Amen.

Published by melodylowes

I am actually a bit of a mess. But in the mess, I’m finding security in knowing I am chosen, I am forgiven, and I matter. After uncovering a history of abuse in my past, I have done a lot of healing - and writing is one way I can invite you deeper into your own healing journey! I write devotionals about the complicated thing called life at growing-in-grace.ca, and my poetry is stashed at melodylowes.com. Pull up a chair and a coffee or tea and let's grow together!

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