Day 297 –
One will plant the seed, another water it, but only God can make it Grow!
1 Corinthians 3:6-9 “I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. He who plants and he who waters are one, and each will receive his wages according to his labor. For we are God’s fellow workers. You are God’s field, God’s building.”
A farmer always utilizes workers in his field to help harvest the crops. Likewise, God utilizes His disciples as workers on earth to help spread the Gospel.
I’ve always loved taking care of plants. I’m not sure if it’s because I grew up on a farm or just a passion God has placed in my heart, but from planting the seed to watering to weeding to watching the plants grow and produce fruit or flowers, it’s truly peaceful to me.
However, I don’t always have the time or the ability to do all of this on my own. I need help from others. Thankfully, my children have found this to be something they love to do as well, but as hard as we work to take care of all of the plants, only God can make them grow.
This earth is a BIG place.
There are many people abiding here, and it takes more than one person to turn an unbeliever into a believer with a deep relationship with Christ.
God may send one person to plant the seed, another to water it with truth, another to nourish it with grace, and another and another until the unbeliever has become a believer that is able to lead others to Christ.
As much as we try, only God can make their Faith grow. It’s all on His terms.
As a small child, my parents planted the seed of Faith in my life, my grandparents and Sunday school leaders helped water my Faith, but it was God who grew my Faith to a place where even when I went through seasons of drought I never withered away.
God waited on me for years before He got my attention again. Then at that turning point in my life, He continued the growth process I needed until He had me at a place to plant and water the faith He wanted to grow in others.
How are you helping God as He grows faith in others around you? Do you need for Him to get your attention and transform your life, or do you need to take action and begin sharing what He has already done in your life?
Take the time to plant seeds of Hope and Faith, watering other plants as you go, and watch as God grows the Faith in these as He continues to Grow the Faith in You!