Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you sow. (Robert Louis Stevenson, 19th century Scottish poet, novelist, and essayist)

This is good advice at the beginning of a new year. What we hope to see at the end of 2017 will depend largely on what we do at its beginning and consistently throughout the year. We most likely won’t see a daily harvest, but we must continually sow good seeds of thoughts and actions that will produce good fruit in productive living.

From the fruit of their lips people are filled with good things, and the work of their hands brings them reward. (Proverbs 12:14)