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Planting Seeds

A couple of weeks ago Raeca planted wildflowers in a couple of little pots and while we were sitting on the deck doing the planting I couldn’t help but wonder what kind of seeds I am planting now.

Am I planting seeds of encouragement, forgiveness and love or impatience, anger and fear?

I know from experience that the seeds I plant are going to result in what grows. If I plant anger, anger will spring up.

Not even just in Raeca, but my own life as well.

Bitterness and jealousy verses grace and compassion.

Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God.
You will always harvest what you plant.
Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature.
But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit.

Galatians 6:7-8

I am trying to make a conscious effort to plant only seeds that I want to harvest, it’s a lot of work each day, but the benefits are worth it.

How about you, what kind of seeds are you planting?

Linking up with Holly

17 Comments

  1. meg pitts May 14, 2014

    Love this reminder! Thanks for the visual! I’m such a visual person… now when I see plants/seeds I’ll be reminded of this post!


  2. Aimee May 14, 2014

    I love this post! As moms I think we are always hoping we are planting the best seeds in our children. You are right though, we must first plant those seeds in ourselves. I love what you said about only planting seeds you want to harvest. Makes perfect sense! Thanks for this!


    • Chantel Klassen May 15, 2014

      Thanks for stopping by Aimee! I’m glad you liked it!


  3. LaDonna English May 14, 2014

    Love this spring time analagy. Simple but profound. Thanks for this reminder to seek Him about what seeds we plant each day.


  4. In Due Time May 14, 2014

    She is absolutely precious. Thanks for sharing this verse!!! What we plant is what we sow – what a great reminder xoxo Love the analogy too!


  5. Sarah Donegan May 14, 2014

    Beautiful words and pictures! I pray I think more about what I am planting because of this!


    • Chantel Klassen May 15, 2014

      That’s great, that’s my hope for myself as well!


  6. Ursula May 14, 2014

    Such a cutie! I love the rainboots. I was planting this weekend! It makes me feel like summer is arriving 🙂 I’ve been planting lots of herbs and veggies. I can’t wait to harvest them


  7. See, now this is why I adore your blog! Every post I read, I walk away with something important to think about 🙂 Lately the seeds I’ve been planting haven’t been the greatest, but they’ve been backed with lots of faith and belief. I need to work on ‘planting’ more strength, hope, and happiness. It’s a beautiful way to think about it… you reap what you sow! Hope that the wildflowers come up beautifully!


    • Chantel Klassen May 15, 2014

      Thanks Caitlin, you are just the sweetest! Hopefully the seeds in my life grow a bit better than the literal seeds and plants I try to grow.


  8. Madison May 15, 2014

    Raeca is so precious and beautiful. This post is so true and such a good thing to remember. We really do have to be mindful of what we are planting and choosing to grow. Often I think of planting and growing flowers or veggies as something that is inactive, but we really do play an active role in planting and growing the things in our lives, both literally and figuratively.


  9. Gen Delali May 16, 2014

    hopefully i’m planting seeds of love, hope, and kindness. + your daughter’s just so cute!


  10. Jenna Guizar May 22, 2014

    So, so beautiful. Thank you so much for this incredible reminder. Your pictures are gorgeous and the sentiment is EXACTLY what I need to hear. Thank you. ~Jenna


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