Friday, October 27, 2006

Sowing Seeds

Yesterday my husband went to Lowe's and brought home to me an amaryllis bulb and a kit to plant it. The kit contained two pots (one for draining), dirt to put in the pots, the bulb, and directions. As I was planting the bulb according to the directions, I pictured my beautiful red flowers that should come into full bloom around Christmastime. Also, the parable of the sower came to mind as I planted.

Is there someone in your life that you have prayed to find salvation? Maybe it's your husband, your children, parents, a friend, a co-worker. We can be a "sower of seeds" in a person's life through our prayers, a word spoken to them in a timely manner, and/or by our life lived out in obedience as a testimony to those around us! We can dig into the soil of their hearts and tell them the good news of Jesus Christ: that He came to earth from heaven to die for our sins and paid the ultimate sacrifice on the cross by His shed blood, and rose from the grave and ascended into heaven to prepare a place for us so that we might live eternally with him. We are the planters of those seeds into the hearts of those we care about. God is the reaper! It will be between God and your loved one how the seed grows and develops. But as you pray and plant the seeds, picture your loved ones as whole and complete in Christ---beautiful flowers in full bloom in God's garden!

Today I pray that you may give the life-giving message of Jesus to your family and friends so that the seed you plant will grow into full assurance of faith for them. "..the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop." Luke 8:15

Happy planting!


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