Monday, June 14, 2010

God's Garden -3

Planting the Seed Part 2

1 Corinthians 3:6-9 (New Living Translation)

6 I planted the seed in your hearts, and Apollos watered it, but it was God who made it grow. 7 It’s not important who does the planting, or who does the watering. What’s important is that God makes the seed grow. 8 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. 9 For we are both God’s workers. And you are God’s field. You are God’s building.

Once you plant seeds, you have to water them. If you do not, roots will never sprout out of that seed and a plant will never grow. You can't just throw the seeds down and walk away.

You can tell someone about Jesus, but you have to also water their hearts. We have to love, encourage, and most of all, be patient. A seed doesn't sprout overnight. It needs sunlight and water. Lots of it!! Same thing is true with people we share the gospel with.