Farmers in the area probably decided months ago which crops they were going to plant this season. For me, it’s not so much which plants I’ll stick in the ground, but where I’ll plant them in the garden. I like nice, neat rows with space between them so I can walk, water and pick weeds.
Here’s a verse from Galatians 6 that stirs things up in my mind: “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” The seed determines the kind of crop and the soil determines the quality of the crop. (There are other factors also).
This sowing principle works in the natural as well as in the spiritual realm. Do you want to reap eternal and lasting things? Then you must plant good seed from the spirit and not grow weary or lose heart because you will eventually harvest the crop! Can we fool ourselves in this process? The Apostle seemed to believe we could deceive ourselves and even attempt to mock God. How so? We do so by believing we can plant any manner of seed and still get a good harvest. What are you planting?