Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Today Reminder - 18 January 2012

My prayer for you for today is that God will make the seed planted in you grow so that you too can plant seed in the lives of other. In Jesus Name.

1 Corinthians 3:6-9
I planted the seed in your hearts, and Apollos watered it, but it was God who made it grow. It's not important who does the planting, or who does the watering. What's important is that God makes the seed grow. The one who plants and the one who waters work together with the same purpose. And both will be rewarded for their own hard work. For we are both God's workers. And you are God's field. You are God's building.

It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. - J. K. Rowling 

Dedication is doing the "BEST" with your life rather than settling for what is only the "good." - Unknown

Do you have green fingers? I love to work in our little garden, digging in the dirt and watching the plants grow. The most amazing thing is to take something that seems dead and nurture it back to life. To watch a plant that you would normally throw away come back to life, is just amazing. By giving it a little water and a better place to grow, it just suddenly comes back to life and grows. The funny thing is that I don’t see myself as this great gardener. When it comes to gardening I am an amateur and yet my small effort gets them to grow. When we look at God’s garden we are the gardeners. We plant the seed and give water, but God makes the seed grow to form beautiful gardens with plenty of shade and plenty of light where it is needed. The important thing to remember in this process is that you could be either the one who plants or the one who waters, but most important is that both is needed to make the seed grow. Neither of them is more important than the other, because in the end God has the final say. It reminds me of the story Jesus told of the farmer scattering the seed. Some fell on the footpath, some fell on shallow soil, some fell among thorns and some fell in good and fertile soil. I always think of the seed that fell among the thorns: Mark 4: 18-19 The seed that fell among the thorns represents others who hear God's word, but all too quickly the message is crowded out by the worries of this life, the lure of wealth, and the desire for other things, so no fruit is produced.

These are the guys I worry about, they hear the good news but this world robs them from producing a harvest. I truly hope and pray that we can bring light to them in their times of darkness. Don’t let the opportunity pass you by to plant or to water, and be patient in the process, because God is at work. I pray that you will be strong in faith when God needs you to plant or when God needs you to water and that the thorns of this world will not be able to overpower you or to inhibit your spirit.

Another beautiful day lies ahead of us. I know you will have an awesome day friend of Jesus.