PLENTY for the NEIGHBORS

BUT NOT THE GREENHOUSE CORN.

Not the weather for corn in this part of the world. All that was planted is stunted or dead, too cold and rainy, so I left three plants to grow in the greenhouse just to see if they will mature. Having fun! Removed two shelves for the tomatoes to stretch-out and swept up some. Now comes the joy of watching the garden grow until I share with neighbors. Nearly ran out of places to plant cucumbers and zucchini.

“Therefore, if you have been raised with Christ, keep seeking the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on the things that are above, not on the things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.” (Colossians 3:1-4 NASB)

THE THINGS THAT ARE ON EARTH.

“Therefore, treat the parts of your earthly body as dead to sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry. For it is because of these things that the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience, and in them you also once walked, when you were living in them.” (Colossians 3:5-7 NASB)

Good to know that I am not dead to gardening and other earthly pleasures. Apostle Paul makes this subject of what we died too very clear. “Do not lie to one another, since you stripped off the old self with its evil practices, and have put on the new self, which is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created it—” (Colossians 3:9-10 NASB)

When considering oneself dead to evil practices we discover our life in Christ.