Good Morning! This weekend is one in which we are called to plant new seeds, revive, and restore some that having been lying dormant. As we rise out of the depths of winter, we see some new life rise come forth from the earth on it’s own; from what appeared to be dead. I personally had daffodils pop up that I had no idea were lying buried in my backyard. It is also a time to plant new seeds that will bring forth a good and abundant harvest. In the literal garden, we should all consider seeds for our growth both edibles and seeds of beauty for our soul. A really great way to accomplish this is from the long list of edible flowering plants: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_edible_flowers. Here are a few reminders if you choose this route: You also should NEVER use pesticides or other chemicals on any part of any plant that produces blossoms you plan to eat. Never harvest flowers growing by the roadside. Identify the flower exactly and eat only edible flowers and edible parts of those flowers. Always remember to use flowers sparingly in your recipes due to the digestive complications that can occur with a large consumption rate. Most herb flowers have a taste that’s similar to the leaf, but spicier.
If the flowers you love are non edible look into mixing in flowers with your veggies seeds to make a beautiful and useful organic garden. This is my favorite style. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/vgen/edible-landscaping-mixing-vegetables-and-herbs-with-flowers.htm And here is a cool say to have a mix: https://richsoil.com/hugelkultur/ some can be planted right into the ground and some planted up on mounds in various places throughout the garden. And of course, for those without the ability to grow outside there are so many indoors ways to grow now it is amazing.. check out You Tube, Google It, Pinterest, and you can even go back thru some of my prior posts for directions and ideas.
This is also a time to restore, renew and revive the inner garden of the heart. This weekend we reflect on the sacrifice Jesus (Yeshua) made for “all” of us. This sacrifice wasn’t just his dying on the cross, it was the sacrifice He made the entire time He walked with man as a man restoring and planting new seeds in the hearts of mankind. His planting comes forth in every season each time someone chooses The Way to and of Love. Like my daffodils, that I had no idea were in my garden, we have seeds bulbs that “can” bring forth and reveal such beauty and joy in the garden of the heart. As Jesus said after he rose from the dead, in Matthew 28: 18-20 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” These words were said for and to ALL of us. Jesus commands were all seeds of love. He came to show The Way to end sorrow. Matthew 26: 52 ” Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.” This was/is the new covenant. It was never God’s plan in creation for division, death, and destruction. Was it allowed and necessary at times? Yes, but, only due to the weeds of hard hearts and evil becoming out of control. Since the seeds of God’s Word were not fully being heard, He came to SHOW us personally The Way to live on Earth as it is in Heaven, as All things are His and that is The Way we should roll. In His sacrifice, the only destruction and division now is in our CHOICES of what seeds we Choose to plant both within and without. As the literal garden sustains our physical bodies and the inner garden our soul/minds. So, I pray you answer the knock and choose to plant the good seeds of Love in all you do. In this, He is and will be with you too Always! By experience, I can testify your Life will change to the better. I am not saying you won’t have weeds to pull in many seasons, you will but, the harvest that comes forth is so worth the times of your sacrifice and toil. As said in His Word, ” ALL things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to His purpose.” (His purpose: to cultivate & restore Love on Earth as in Kingdom of Heaven)
Peace and May you plant many good seed that bear a good harvest. HUGS!