After a long and unrelenting winter, and a short wet and cool spring, it certainly is good to see things in blossom and those summer backyard gardens growing with flowers and vegetables.
Sowing some seed for God this summer might be a worthy reflection and effort on the part of each and all of us.
What does this mean?
Maybe simply putting a smile on your face, even when you’re not in the mood. Or being good to someone who is not very good to you.
Perhaps sowing some seed for God involves being grateful for where you are and what you already have.
Some say, “That can’t be right, I’m uncomfortable. I’m not in a good place. Somebody is not treating me right.”
But others will tell you, even testify, that God will not allow challenge to come into our lives unless some good can possibly come from it. In other words, many will say nothing happens TO us, it happens FOR us.
For example, that person who is so hard to get along with? He’s not happening to you, rather for you. God can use that person to let you grow, to fashion an even better character.
God uses a difficult person, like sandpaper, to rub the rough edges off us. The next time you see that person say with a smile, “Thank you so much for everything you do for me.” Then you might have to pick him up off the ground.
The summer garden is where seeds are sown. Our ordinary living, day by day, these summer months that seem to go so fast, is the time and place to sow seeds for the good things of God.