Day 22-Planting Seeds

The quote I have for you today is from the sci-fi action thriller movie Inception.

As always, if you haven't seen this movie, I highly recommend it. It's a little difficult to follow but it is well worth it. And of course it doesn't hurt that Leonardo DiCaprio is the star.

Some of you may be sensing a theme. This is the third movie I've featured with Leo.

Strictly coincidence. I promise.

  Here is the quote:

"The seed that we planted in this man's mind may change everything"

In the parable of the seeds and soil, Jesus spoke of how seeds fall in many different types of soil.  For some, the seed is not received.  For others, the seed is received but as it grows it is choked out by the worries and problems of the world around them.  And still for others it grows very quickly, but the roots are in shallow soil and as soon as there is too much heat, it withers and dies.  But Matthew 13:23 says

And the one on whom seed was sown on the good soil, this is the man who hears the word and understands it; who indeed bears fruit and brings forth, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty. (NASB) 

Every day, all day, everything we do is an opportunity to plant seeds. Our part is really easy. We are not responsible for whether or not they accept what we tell them.  It is not our job to force them to change, or brow beat them into acceptance. We are only to be who we are in Jesus; plant the seed; give them the information.  .

Maybe you’ve asked them to church a million times, or forgiven someone over and over.  You may have been laughed at for your choices, or not invited because of your beliefs.

It doesn’t matter. 

They are all seeds.

God can take that tiny idea and allow it to grow into something more.

And when it grows it can be life changing.



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