Florida chose the 'In God We Trust' motto because the history of the state involved so many different countries but the trust in God remained the same. The motto was adopted in 2006 but has been on the state seal since 1868.
it represents the state Florida. In god we trust is the state motto. the ray of sun represents the nickname, the sunshine state. land and water is Florida and the boat is just a decoration. the seal is just a small way of representing Florida. :)