Monday, July 9, 2018

Genesis 1 Devotional - With Seeds in It

Scripture: Genesis 1:11
Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it…”

In the beginning, there were no plants without the seeds in them necessary to make new plants. By God’s design, there are no Christians who don’t have the seeds in them to make new Christians.

I’m not talking about physical reproductive seeds. I’m talking about the ability to share our faith.

Not everyone is comfortable being an evangelist. Not everyone has a call to preach or to aggressively witness to others about the faith. But that doesn’t mean that they can’t plant the seed of faith in someone else.

They could casually mention that they’re going to a Bible study or talk about something that happened at a church event this past week. They could share the news about a charity that they support or a volunteer program they belong to. Only God knows where such a conversation could lead. Perhaps God has already been working on the heart of the person you’re talking to, and your casual comment will prompt them to ask you more.

You could read your Bible or a Christian book in front of others and give them something to think about. You could give to a ministry that evangelizes and disciples new Christians. When you do so, you’re planting the seed of Christianity just as much as the person doing the teaching.

And speaking of teaching, you can do all of your personal planting inside the church. Children and new Christians need mentors, and the seeds that you plant in them can help them mature into blooming Christians that then begin to plant their own seeds in the hearts of others.

An important note, though, is that we can’t plant all of our seeds in our own church. We have to plant in new soil, where there is still room for people to come to Christ to produce the crop that God is wanting from our efforts.

How has God gifted you to spread the seed of your faith?

What is God asking you to do to share your faith with others?

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