Actually – let me put it more accurately. For the last three years I’ve tried to grow carrots. Pretty much every year follows the same pattern …
Step 1 research what kind of conditions they like, compare ideal conditions to present conditions and tweak
Step 2 buy a fresh packet of seed – slightly higher quality than the last brand
Step 3 plant carrots like mad
In three years I have harvested a beautiful and mind-blowing 6 miniature carrots. Not one was longer than my pinky. Don’t get me wrong – they were delicious, but …
Then I happened to meet a carrot-growing fiend right here in my own neighborhood – a retired nieghbor who goes by the name of “Pickle”. Just one conversation with this yoda-like garden-guru and a whole new world opens up about carrots. And what do you know – per Pickle I’ve been doing a few things wrong – starting with sewing seed … Pickle sews way more seed than I do.
What do you know – I usually sew 1 seed per carrot I want … Pickle blows that ratio out of the water. Go Pickle.
But it’s also a pretty solid Biblical principle … about sewing and reaping “Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.” 2 Corinthians 9:6.
Pickle’s principle of growing carrots got me thinking about how I sew into my relationship with God, and my relationship with others, and pretty much everything else. But in particular when it comes to God – I think I’m going to sew even more abundantly than Pickle.