Growing up, one of the sure signs that spring was coming was the appearance of seed catalogs in the mail. When the seed catalogs showed up, my grandmother would plan the truck patch-size vegetable garden she and my grandfather kept.
She would ask me what I wanted. I would tell her. And she would include it in her order.
When the seeds showed up, I would be responsible for planting what I asked for.
She would tell me, “If you want it, you plant it.”
And she was right. Because there’s no other way get something, but plant the seed.
It may be past time to put your garden in. But it’s a good time to check your crop.
Take a look at what you’ve been getting.
From everyone around you. From your loved ones. From yourself.
Is it really God’s best for your life? Does it bring you peace? Does it draw you closer to God? If it is, then you’ve been planting for God’s best.
But if you’re like me, there’s a lot of it that doesn’t bring you peace. That doesn’t draw you closer to God. And it’s because we’re not planting for God’s best.
If we want God’s best, then you and I need to be planting for God’s best. We need to be the ones planting God’s justice, God’s mercy, God’s love.
In every moment, in every interaction, every day.
It’s time for us to plant something different.