Sow What

I heard a short devotional on the radio where the man said, “If you don’t like what you are harvesting, maybe you should change seeds.” I really liekd that and the thought stuck with me all day. This poem came from that. Title kudos to my wonderful hubby.

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Sow What

If you don’t like the harvest you
Are reaping in your life,
If you find weeds are growing wild
And causing lots of strife,
Perhaps the answer is the seeds
That you have sown before.
If you sow seeds of recklessness
You’ll find much pain in store.
You only reap the fruit of plants
You’ve tended carefully,
So you should pay attention to
The seeds you spread so free.
The gossip, envy, jealousy
You sow today, you’ll find
Will bear you fruit of hatred and
A sad and troubled mind.
So if you want to harvest love,
Joy, peace and kindness, too.
Sow seeds of love, compassion, peace
In everything you do.

©2013 Denise McKenney

Feel free to print, share or repost anything on this blog. I do ask that you let me know if you use one of my poems on your blog or at your church somehow. It might give me an idea of better ways to spread His words, which I am always looking to do. And of course, always keep the copyright symbol and my name with the poem so I continue to have the right to use them. You may not realize that if something is posted enough times without the copyright notice, I could lose the copyright and then someone else could conceivably file for a copyright and I would no longer be able to use my own poems! It has happened, so please make sure the (c) is always on the poem whenever you repost. Thanks!

God bless,
Denise McKenney

About dforchrist

I am a 50+-year-old Christian, live in Indiana with my husband and 3 cats, and love Jesus. God has been giving me the ability to write incredible poems lately as well as the urge to share them. I pray they touch you as He intends.
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1 Response to Sow What

  1. Joyce Griffith says:

    Thank you to you and your husband for this wonderful insight. If you plant it, it will grow.

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