How Are Your Gardening Skills?

By: Lee Larsen

Today my church sign calendar says, "Gardening for God brings peas of mind."

The old saying, “We reap what we sow”, takes on a much deeper meaning and peace of mind when we truly understand what God desires from and for us. This saying brings true in our families, in our workplace, in our community, and beyond.

As Christians, we are (or at least we should be) constantly sowing seeds for the Lord. Recipients and even observers of our sowing should be able to sense the difference between true followers of Christ and non-believers. Believers are not better than anyone else because we are all sinners. However, through our constant diligence in building stronger relationships with God and His community, we can rejoice in His free gifts of love and grace.

The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.
— 2 Corinthians 9:6
One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.
— Proverbs 11:24-25

You can sow seeds for the Lord through Planned Acts of Christian Kindness®. By coming together with a group from your church and giving or doing something free for the people of your community, you can provide them a taste of what God's love and grace is like: freely given.

People all over the world are reaping huge benefits for their church and their personal faith walk as they sow seeds of God's love through Christian Kindness.

Commit to strengthening your gardening skills and have "peas of mind" with the seeds that God helps you sow.


Lee Larsen is the Ministry Coordinator at Acts 1:8 Ministry®. Lee's strongest and most personal blessing comes from the many “God Moments” that are created through Acts 1:8 Ministry's Christian Kindness outreach; a vivid reminder that our Lord and Savior is right beside us. Learn more about Christian Kindness.