https://nittanybaptist.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/logo-2.png 0 0 Jody https://nittanybaptist.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/logo-2.png Jody2012-05-24 08:46:582012-05-24 08:46:58Seeds of Success
Yesterday Kirk Cameron (former child actor who was saved and now boldly speaks out about his faith in Christ) made this comment:
”Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the apples in a seed.” ~ Unknown Cut open an apple. Count the seeds. Now cut open one of the seeds. How many future apples do you think it contains? The only way to know is to plant it, care for it, and patiently wait for them to arrive. Jesus rocked the religious people of His day with the words, “For the entire Law is fulfilled in keeping this one command, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'” Jesus counterbalanced the whole Mosaic Law, containing over 600 ordinances of do’s and don’ts, with one simple command to love. Can you imagine the incredible, limitless potential in this one command? If everyone treated all people, good and bad, the way they would like to be treated, imagine how many laws would be irrelevant in our country. No need to tell people “don’t” if they are already doing what is right. If instead of dropping to the lowest common denominator in our behavior, we each personally raise the bar to where Jesus set it, imagine how many trees of life would be planted, watered by streams of living water, providing shade and Heavenly fruit for the whole world to enjoy. Of course, this is only possible with the Spirit of God who spoke the world into existence, and who can resurrect the sin-dead heart of a man, and breathe life into his soul.”
How true Kirk, how true ! I experimented on something the past couple of years to learn something more of God. I grew some green beans, then harvested a few (but not to eat, to re-seed). Sure enough they came up just fine a year later with even more green beans. So I then left some of those same seeds I’d dried two years ago in my shed to see if I could get them to take two years later, and today they have sprouted ! Testament to the power of God in a dry lifeless, two year old seed !! Hmm, wonder if God could use a dried up old life still? A person who has become hardened by sin perhaps? Or maybe even a church going Christian who has grown tired of running the race and needs reviving? Yes, I believe He can, cases in point: Saul of Tarsus, the demoniac of Gadara. God’s Word is more powerful than any seed, as you let it seed into your heart it will take root and do something marvelous. Read it carefully today, apply it prayerfully, God is waiting to do some pretty amazing things through your life !!!