Planting Seeds

This morning I got news that

another

cousin has passed away.

 

My heart breaks for his family

and my mind

runs with all of these

questions…

 

Did I reach out enough?

Did I love enough?

 

Did he see Jesus in me??

 

I know it’s a shame that it’s times like this

that these questions

come running…

 

Because to be honest these are the things

that should be at the forefront of our

minds

Every Single Day.

 

I have many loved ones

and I’m sure you do too that need Jesus in their lives.

We, as the redeemed of the Lord

get the privilege

of planting seeds of hope and love

in their lives.

 

In Matthew 13 Jesus

speaks of a sower

who goes forth to sow seeds.

 

 

Verse 4 tells us that when he sowed,

some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls

 came and devoured them up.

 

We go on to read that

some fell upon stony places,

where they had not much earth: and when they sprung up,

because they had no deepness of earth:

and when the sun was up,

they were scorched;

and because they had no root, they withered away.

 

We also know that

some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them!

 

These verses let me know that

we will sow seed in some people’s lives

and will not be successful.

 

Some seeds will be devoured,

some will be scorched

and even wither away.

 

Some people will continually reject and turn away

from the Gospel

and what Jesus Christ has done for us.

 

Does that mean that we

do not need to sow the seed and share the Gospel then?

 

Not At All!!!

 

Verse 8 tells us that

other seeds fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit!

 

Praise God!!

 

 

We aren’t the ones who get to make the call

on where to sow seed my friend.

 

Just as the sower in the Bible,

we are to sow seed into every area (every life)

that we come in contact with.

 

So Dig In!

 

 

Put a smile on your face…

 

 

and plant into the lives of everyone around you!

 

 

We all have a work to do…

 

 

If we will each reach out and plant in the lives that are around us…

 

 

even when things look dim and maybe even a little dirty…

 

 

Plant seeds of hope,

Show the Love of Jesus,

Give Grace,

Speak of His tender mercy…

 

 

and allow God to finish the work

in their lives!

 

 

Lord

I pray for every believer

today.

I pray that You give each of us

wisdom and knowledge

on how

to reach out to the people

You have placed in

our lives.

Thank You for Your

mercy

that You have shown to

us.

Help us Lord

to

deliver the truths of

Your word

with grace in ours.

Help us to show Your love

to every soul

that we come in contact with.

May they see

You

in us.

 

Amen

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