Monday, 13 June 2016

Just plant the seed

We are results-driven world. We want to see these results instantly. Football coaches are fired for not delivering instant success. Schools are tested on their ability to produce immediate success. Churches are scrutinised for not bursting at the seems in a short space of time. We all want to see our hard work produce some fruit, but what happens when this takes time? What do we make of these words from the Scriptures:

1 Corinthians 3:5-7 - What, after all, is Apollos? And what is Paul? Only servants, through whom you came to believe—as the Lord has assigned to each his task.  I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow.  So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.

"Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds." - John 12:24

Perhaps all that God requires of us today is that we plant a seed in the life of someone else. That could be a seed of Love, Hope, Peace, Joy or Grace. Of course the greatest seed we could plant is the reason for our salvation - Jesus. That seed may take a long time to grow, but we need to plant it.

Living in Grace

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