Planting seeds of Christ is a powerful way of serving the Lord. Sometimes the simple things in life are where it begins, like a friendly smile to someone who you pass on the street. Planting seeds doesn’t mean we have to be pushy or loud when we share God’s love. We might be given a hundred opportunities in one single day to plant a seed of God’s love, sadly sometimes we miss out, we don’t slow down for the opportunity or we don’t see it.
There are far too many lost souls living in this broken world that crave for the truth, and desire something more in their life but can’t put their finger on it. What they need is Jesus! What they need are Christ followers to serve God through planting seeds of His love. This job doesn’t require a degree, the ability to write an essay, or meet a certain age requirement, it requires believers to teach God’s love through actions and sometimes words.
Maybe that person you smiled at walking by needed to feel loved and noticed, to them that smile spoke a thousand words, to you it took no extra time out of your busy day. There are so many people who need Jesus but don’t know Him, but the reality is, planting ONE seed can multiply. In other words focusing on one person who you know or don’t know can multiply and spread to the many who are lost.
For the Kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of living a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. If you serve Christ with this attitude, you will please God, and others will approve of you, too. So then, let us aim for harmony in the church and try to build each other up. (Romans 14:17-19)
The other day I was sitting on my porch and I pulled off one of the buds to my Lily bush. I don’t know much about gardening but what I have learned about this particular bush is it spreads quickly. So in my curiosity I opened the bud and counted how many seeds were in just that one bud, twenty eight seeds, doing a quick calculation there would have easily been over 1000 seeds from that one bush. That just amazed me as I related it to planting one seed of God’s love and how it can multiply.
We can make a difference in this broken world by planting seeds of God’s love. Yes one person can bring many to God, leading them to salvation. So next time we see someone struggling with opening a door, or drops something because their hands are full, see it as an opportunity to serve, because what we do to others we are doing to Christ. Wouldn’t you open the door for Jesus if His hands were full? It should be no different for anyone else. I encourage you to start small by becoming more aware of the people around you at work, the mall, even at home, some of them just might be needing what you can give.
The seed that fell among the thorns represents those who hear God’s word, but all too quickly the message is crowded out by the worries of this life and the lure of wealth, so no fruit is produced. The seed that fell on good soil represents those who truly hear and understand God’s word and produce a harvest of thirty, sixty, or even a hundred times as much as had been planted!”
(Matthew 13: 22-24)
Sent by Kimberly Gow. Founder of Young Christian Career Woman Fellowship
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