Planting Seeds

Jesus challenged the disciples when He asked them the question, "Who do you say that I am?" Many labored through the question to suggest John the Baptist or Elijah, but Peter was the one who nailed it. He said, “You are the Christ, the son of the living God”. Jesus was quick to let Peter know that it was not of his own flesh and blood that would bring him to this conclusion, but that it was the Spirit of God that led him to this. Planting seeds works in the same way. God has a plan for our lives, and through the loving care of others to plant the seed, followed by those who water the seed, the power of the seed flourishes to become a living testimony of God's grace and love. In connection with this, Jesus said that the gates of Hell shall not prevail against His Church. This should give us great confidence and hope that nothing shall come against the power of God to save lives for eternity. Planting seeds begins with worshiping God in His Church, then connecting with others in the Church, serving in ministries that focus on others, and connecting to the lost in the community. Planting seeds is focused on ourselves being God-centered, desiring to connect with others in Christ, serving with others in the Church, and connecting to the lost. Planting seeds occurs both in the Church and outside of the Church. Jesus said, "Go and make disciples, teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely
I am with you always, to the very end of the age"

(Matt. 28:19-20).

Jim LetiziaComment