Your Mind Is a Garden.Your Thoughts Are The Seeds.You Can Grow Flowers Or You Can Grow Weeds ~ Life Quote

I use this quote as my FaceBook background picture. The quote is a reminder to me, as well as to folks who visit my page to be mindful of our conversations.

I found the picture on a website named Quotespictures.com.  It didn’t reference who or where the quote is from. After doing some sleuthing I found that it is a quote by someone named Terry Prince.

The principle of sowing and reaping is used throughout the Bible.  It is an axiom of life that we generally reap what we sow.  It teaches and reminds us to be mindful of our thoughts and actions. Consider these verses.

2 Corinthians 10:5 “We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ.”
Proverbs 15:1 A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”

I especially like this one.

Psalm 141:3 Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips!”

There are natural consequences to our actions. The world of physics operates under the law of cause and effect. An apple seed is planted. It produces an apple. A Granny Smith seed produces a tart apple. A Red Delicious seed produces a sweet apple. The same can be stated for our spiritual life too. There is no way around it: every time we choose an action, we also choose the consequences of that action.

My husband has Mimosa trees planted in our yard. They also go by the names “Umbrella Tree” or “Powder Puff” tree. Imported from China in the 1700’s, most grow wild now. A very exotic looking tree. It produces a very pretty pink puffy flower. They are deceptive plants though. It’s very seldom one may be purchased. Nurseries and garden centers actually categorize them as weeds because of its ability to multiply and mature so quickly. They can grow from a seed or sprout new growth from the base of an established plant. The tree/weed can easily grow to 20ft in one or two years.  Any new growth should be pulled as soon as possible to prevent maturation. The entire root must be removed since broken fragments may re-sprout.

Thoughts can be deceptive like the Mimosa tree. Looks all flowery, but just a weed. Our thoughts can be tart like the Granny Smith apple or sweet like the Red Delicious.

Yep, our thoughts are like seeds. We can grow flowers or we can grow seeds. What grows in your garden of thoughts?

Galatians 6:7 says, “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.”

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for the reminders to control our thoughts. It’s so easy to let flowery words and actions of others influence us. Forgive us Lord, when we fail to pull the weeds. Father we sing this song to you.

may the words of my mouth
and the meditations of my heart
be pleasing to You
pleasing to You
may the words of my mouth
and the meditations of my heart
be pleasing to You my God

You’re my rock and my redeemer
You’re the reason that i sing
i desire to be a blessing in Your eyes every hour and every moment
Lord i want to be Your servant
i desire to be a blessing in Your eyes

In Jesus name. Amen

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