A few years back my wife and I were able to have our first garden. So we were wondering what to plant. We planted the normal veggies. Like tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, green peppers, etc. I told my wife that there was one thing I really wanted to plant. zucchini!! I don’t like it fried, baked, or in any other way than in bread. My wife makes a killer zucchini bread. She puts brown sugar and cinnamon on top. WOW!! I’m getting hungary. So here we are gardening virgins. We wondered how many zucchini plants to buy? We we ended up getting 10 plants. Ok, ok, stop laughing. We didn’t know how much they grew, and grew, and grew. We couldn’t give them away fast enough. In 2 weeks of the beginning of harvesting we had 50 bags filled with zucchini to make bread. Lucky we had some hungary chickens. Those suckers ate them up like it was nothing. Our life is just like these zucchini plants. Either sin is gonna grow crazily or the word of God is in our hearts. When we sin. It starts a plant of sin in our hearts. The more we do it the bigger it gets. Then it starts to produce fruits that are rotten and smelly. You start to affect everyone around you by your bad attitude, lying, drunkenness, cursing, or even your laziness. It grows rampant in your life to were it overcomes you. You also can grow good fruits. The more you read the word and pray, and do what the word says. Your plant starts to grow bigger and bigger. It starts to produce good fruits. Which affects everyone around you by you caring, love, kindness. long suffering, gentleness, and with the righteousness of God. The good and bad fruit is contagious. If you have bad fruit. You will pass it along to people around you. Ever been around someone that complains or gossips. It is also true about the good fruit. Ever been around someone that is always happy and positive. If your life isn’t going so good. Look at yourself and see what kind of fruits you are producing. If your heart smells like manure. You might not have anyone around you that doesn’t smell like manure. Manure likes the smell of manure. If your heart is filled with God’s word and love. You will be around people that are filled with love and joy. God’s love is contagious.
Luke 6:44-45 (New International Version, ©2011)
44 Each tree is recognized by its own fruit. People do not pick figs from thorn bushes, or grapes from briers. 45 A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.