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What Are You Planting this Spring?

April is almost over and it’s time to think about planting a garden. What are you planting this Spring? We are most likely going to plant tomatoes, zucchini, and maybe cucumbers. Gardening can be so life-giving but it can also be a challenge. Our family struggles to keep up with the weeds in the garden. Maybe you can relate?

This reminds me of our need to plant God’s Word in our mind. Planting God’s word in our minds helps us to combat the ‘weeds’ that try to choke us. In Colossians 3:2, we read “Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” When we take the time to hide God’s word in our heart, we will gain a heavenly perspective. Here are six Scripture Verses to plant in your mind this Spring.


1. Philippians 4:6-7 

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

Life can get hectic sometimes and it becomes way too easy to plant doubt, fear, and worry in our minds. This scripture reminds us to pray about everything. And when we do, we will experience God’s peace. Now that sounds like something I would rather have planted in my mind.


2. Isaiah 58:11 

The Lord will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength. You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring.

A well-watered garden sounds refreshing, doesn’t it? God promises that we will be like one. As we let God guide us, He will restore our strength.

In the times where we are feeling dry and worn out, let’s plant the truth of this scripture verse in our minds. God will give you water when you are dry.


3. Philippians 1:6

And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.

What a promise! We can be confident God is working in our lives. In the moments where you doubt that and it feels hopeless, remember to plant this scripture verse in your mind.

God is using every situation in your life to draw you closer to Himself. He is working out everything for your good.


4. Isaiah 40:31 

But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.

Could you use a little strength? I know I can. In the moments where you feel weary, make sure this scripture is planted in your mind.

God can help you soar on wings like eagles. He will help you run in life and not grow weary.  The key here is trusting in the Lord. We must choose to turn to God for new strength.


5. Deuteronomy 31:6

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.

Another scripture to plant in our minds this Spring is Deuteronomy 31:6. This scripture verse reminds us that we are not alone because God is always with us.

No matter what we are facing, we can be strong and courageous because God is on our side. He will never leave us or forsake us.


6. Philippians 4:8

And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”

This scripture verse is one of my favorites. It gives clear direction on what to fix our thoughts on and what to plant in our minds.

During the moments when doubts, judgments, fears, etc. creep their way into our minds, we need to run through this list. Is what we are planting in our minds true, honorable, right, pure, lovely or admirable? If not, we need to pause and ask God to refocus our minds and help us plant this scripture in it.



Planting God’s Word

Spring is a fun time as we plant a garden and/or flowers. This spring, let’s be sure to plant God’s Word in our minds. By doing this, we can better combat the ‘weeds’ that try to choke us.

What are you planting this Spring? Which one of these Scripture verses impacted you and why? Please comment below. Please also share any other verses you have planted in your mind. Thank you!



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