Many of you may have grown a garden this summer to provide your family with fresh produce and nutrition. But how many of you planted a cucumber seed expecting it to produce a watermelon? No! You planted a cucumber seed fully expecting to reap a cucumber!
That seems a bit obvious in that type of a setting doesn't it? But what about the garden of your home? What kind of seeds are you sowing there that will reap spiritual benefits for your family? Do you sow seeds of discord, discontentment, anger and nagging? If so, what then do you expect to reap out of that, that is good for your family? If we want to reap good spiritual results in our homes, we must sow the correct seeds.
What are the correct seeds? Well, the Bible tells us in Galatians 5:22-23 that the fruit of the Spirit is: love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance. These are the kinds of seeds that will reap beautiful fruit in our lives and in our homes if we allow God to water and cultivate them in our lives. We cannot have the kind of garden we need without allowing our Heavenly Father to dig around our roots, remove the weeds He sees in our lives, and give us the strength we need to grow.
What are you cultivating in the garden of your home?
Joanna LaVan is a child of the King, wife to her incredible husband, adoring aunt "nana" to her four favorite little people, and Pastor's wife to their Church people in Virginia. Her desire is to share with the world the wonderful reality of sins forgiven. In her spare time she enjoys Kayaking, reading, occasional scrapbooking, cleaning, blogging, and spending time with her wonderful family. She blogs about her life's happenings, and passions at http://www.lukeandjoannalavan.blogspot.com/ .