Galatians 6:7 is one of my favorite verses of scripture. I especially like the New Living version.

Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant.

The Amplified Bible says it like this.

Do not be deceived and deluded and misled; God will not allow Himself to be sneered at (scorned, disdained, or mocked by mere pretensions or professions, or by His precepts being set aside.) [He inevitably deludes himself who attempts to delude God.] For whatever a man sows, that and [b]that only is what he will reap.

One translation says a mans harvest depends entirely on what he sows.

I often think of this verse at this time of year while I am tending to my garden. For the past week, every single day I have gone into my small garden and picked cucumbers. Daily I have way more than I can eat alone. Yesterday, I gave over a dozen to my sister and kept a few for me. Today, I once again have an abundance of cucumbers. Why? Because I planted an abundance of seeds. Had I not planted the seeds, I would not be harvesting cucumbers.

In my small garden, I planted onions, cucumbers, bell peppers and potatoes. Therefore, I will not harvest green beans this year, nor will I harvest watermelon and cantaloupe. I didn’t plant seeds for those things and my harvest depends entirely on what I have sown into the ground.

My harvest will depend ONLY on what I have sown.

This truth doesn’t only apply to natural gardens. This truth does not only apply to finances. This truth applies to every area of our life.

If we sow love, we will reap love. If we sow negative words, we will reap negative words. If we sow patience, we will reap patience. It applies to everything.

I recently read a book about seeds by Barry Bennett. It is called Shaping Your Future. In this book it talks a great deal about the importance of seeds we sow every single day – how those seeds shape our future. Since reading this book, I have been much more cautious about the seeds I sow. Every action and every word are seeds and will produce a good harvest or a bad harvest. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want any more bad harvest.

While I have always thought I knew the importance of seeds, this book has been quite illuminating for me. I know if I want to shape the future I desire to have, I will have to plant the right seeds for that future.

Some of the seeds I am determined to sow are seeds of kindness and love. Some are seeds of patience and joy. Also, I am daily sowing the seed of the Word of God into my life concerning relationships, healing, peace, prosperity and godliness. Those seeds will produce the harvest I choose and shape the future Jesus died to give me.

Beyond that, I want to shape my financial future into the plan God has for me.

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich. 2 Cor 8:9

I love the Amplified version of this scripture.

For you are becoming progressively acquainted with and recognizing more strongly and clearly the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ (His kindness, His gracious generosity, His undeserved favor, and spiritual blessing), [in] that though He was [so very] rich, yet for your sakes He became [so very] poor, in order that by His poverty you might become enriched (abundantly supplied).

It is God’s will that we, each one of us, be abundantly supplied. He so wanted this for us that His son, Jesus, gave up His incredible wealth and took our poverty – we do not have to be poor. We do not have to be broke. We do not have to lack! We can be abundantly supplied. It all depends on what we believe and what we seed.

This month, watch carefully what seeds you are sowing – purpose to shape your future with your seeds and watch them produce the harvest your heart desires.