It all starts with one seed, one word. A life changed by the love of Jesus Christ is a process, just like the planting of a tree.
“Now the One who provides seed for the sower and bread for food will provide and multiply your seed and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way for all generosity, which produces thanksgiving in God through us.” (2 Corinthians 9:10-11)
Planting a seed sometimes just starts with giving your time and your energy. Becoming that empty vessel and letting God use us however He wants to.
I’ve experienced this over the last year. God brought someone into my life to show His truth to. At first it was all about time, building that friendship, allowing this guy to see a life affected and changed by the love of Jesus Christ. Last night though, we went deeper and my friend came to the realization that he really didn’t know Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. And it has been a blessing in itself to just see how far this friend has come over the last year. God has allowed me to share my struggles and fears with him, to love him as a brother, and to walk beside him through the good times and the bad. He is so close to accepting Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, and it has truly been a blessing to know that God used me in this way of planting a seed.
These verses are very encouraging to me and they should be to you to. God calls us to plant seeds everyday, sometimes we see the product but sometimes we don’t. But we can rest assured that God is multiplying those seeds, and increasing the harvest. That without even knowing it everyday, by your actions, your words, your stands, you are planting a seed in someone’s heart, that God will bring to fruition in His timing. God says, “The harvest is plenty but the workers are few.” We as the body of Christ have to start planting seeds. The Bible says that some seeds fall on the rough ground, and some seeds are choked by the thorns, but then there are those seeds that fall on the good soil, and they take root. We don’t have control over where our seeds land. God controls that. We just have to be faithful in knowing that Christ will bless our planting of the seed. We may never see the reward, but everyday its happening. I’m the result of constant seeds being planted in my life. A lot of them fell onto the rough ground and a lot of the seeds were choked out by my anger and depression, but God used an atheist to plant the seed that fell onto the good ground, and now I’m the one throwing the seeds out, and sharing the good news that it only takes one seed planted in the right place, the arms of Jesus Christ, to completely change a life.
Happy Planting and Blessings,