Baby zinnias!

We finally finished planting our garden this week, a few days later than we had hoped, but it is done. We leave the seeds in the soil, walk away thanking God for a day without rain, and pray for the harvest.

Life is much the same.

We try to instill in our children a sense of right and wrong. We teach them stories from the Bible, and pray that God will bring a harvest of righteousness from their lives.

We work hard at whatever tasks are at hand, and pray that God will bless them – our careers, our families, our hobbies.

But it all starts with that little seed – the small beginning of something, filled with possibilities. We plant it in faith, knowing that the Maker of the Universe controls the weather, the seasons, the growing conditions.

Whether it’s a garden or a life, God asks us to trust Him. He asks us to give sacrificially, to follow in obedience, to walk in His guidance. He asks for our trust and our faith, even when we cannot see the harvest. We step out in faith – we accept the responsibilities He gives us, however inadequate we may feel, however underprepared we are.

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1

What area is God asking you to trust Him with today? In what ways do you need to obey Him in faith?