Planting Time

Planting Time

Galatians 6:9

Let us not become weary in doing good for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

pumpkins and squash

Spring is just around the corner and that means different things to different folks. For my husband, it means planting time or at least preparing for planting time. He loves his garden and I love to eat the harvest of his efforts!

Gardening is a perfect example of God’s principle of sowing and reaping. We can learn much about our spiritual journey through gardening.

If I want tomatoes my husband has to plant tomatoes, not corn. Spiritually speaking the same is true. If we want more kindness in our life, we need to sow kindness in others’ lives, not meanness, spite or even apathy.

Another principle of gardening is the wait time. We can’t plant one day and expect the harvest the next day. We have to wait for those seeds to mature and bear fruit. Spiritually speaking, it’s the same thing.

But gardening is just about planting the seeds and waiting for the harvest. There are things to do in the meantime. And that’s where Galatians 6: 9 comes in. It reminds us to keep doing good and at the proper time we’ll enjoy the harvest. But only if we don’t give up.

Giving up is so easy to do in this world we live in. We’re so used to instant everything that when things don’t happen as quickly as we think they should, we give up! But the Bible tells us to keep sowing, keeping doing good, and when the time is right we’ll enjoy the harvest.

I wonder how many harvests I’ve missed, because I gave up too soon?


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Lillian Duncan writes stories of faith mingled with murder & mayhem. She writes the type of books she loves to read—action-filled suspense with a touch of romance that demonstrates God’s love for all of us. Visit her website for more info.


  1. Oh, wow, did you ever step on my toes, Lillian. I wonder that, too. Giving up is too easy. I gave up on gardening, for instance.

  2. Thanks, Janet. I think it’s probably true for most of us.

  3. Thank you for this post, Lillian. It reminds me that perseverance is the key to success!

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