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Every spring our yard bursts with beautiful flowers planted by the previous homeowner – roses, peonies, irises, daffodils, foxglove, and more. Of course, we have weeds too. We didn’t plant the blackberry vines, dandelions or thistles, yet they thrive wildly if we neglect them. Sometimes when I pull weeds, I stop and question. Is this a “real” plant, or a damaging weed? Will it choke out the healthy plants around it? Some of the weeds have pretty flowers too, and I can’t always tell by looking. I have to ask a friend or look it up. Galatians six tells us…

sunflowerGravity is not influenced by popular opinion. It just exists. Our preference has no effect on its properties. Many other principles in life hold true whether we like them or not. If we plant watermelon seeds we will not harvest corn or tomatoes. How we live our lives today determines to a great extent the quality of life we experience tomorrow. The Bible declares, “whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap” (Galatians 6:7). Often that statement has ominous connotations, but the opposite is true too. If we sow love, peace, kindness, and gentleness into those around us, we will receive a beautiful crop in return.

Prayer: Dear Lord, help is to be aware of what we are planting each day. Give us the grace and strength we need to consistently sow the right things.

Devotion by Bonnie Peacock

Gravity is not influenced by popular opinion. It just exists. Our preference has no effect on its properties. Many other principles in life hold true whether we like them or not. If we plant watermelon seeds we will not harvest corn or tomatoes. How we live our lives today determines to a great extent the quality of life we experience tomorrow. The Bible declares, “whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap” (Galatians 6:7).

Often that statement has ominous connotations, but the opposite is true too. If we sow love, peace, kindness, and gentleness into those around us, we will receive a beautiful crop in return.

Prayer: Dear Lord, help is to be aware of what we are planting each day. Give us the grace and strength we need to consistently sow the right things.

Devotion by Bonnie Peacock