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God Makes it Grow

After all, who is Apollos? Who is Paul? We are only God’s servants through whom you believed the Good News. Each of us did the work the Lord gave us. I planted the seed in your hearts, and Apollos watered it, but it was God who made it grow. It’s not important who does the planting, or who does the watering. What’s important is that God makes the seed grow.

1 Corinthians 3:5-7 New Living Translation (NLT)

Gardening is to be admired because those who plant seeds and nurture the growth that comes from them are assisting God with His Creation. God created people to tend the land and plant the seeds. He created other people to maintain them. Nature brings glory to God because no one can take credit for anything in it but Him. He is the "Grower." Surely, He is grieved by what He sees as His Creation is slowly being destroyed by the destructive forces in this world. Yet, it is still His and He is able to fix everything that has been broken. And He will. In His timing.

The Gospel is God's truth and good news for all who receive it. We are all commissioned to share it like a gardener who plants seeds. We are also commanded to nurture it with love. Our obedience to God's Word demonstrates to the world that we believe it. As children of the Most High God, we are to follow in the footsteps of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He was sent by our Heavenly Father to reveal to us God's way of living and to show us how to do it. As we follow Christ, we are planting seeds as we share this good news. Those seeds take root as they are watered by the efforts in which we have shown our love to others. What we who accept God's assignment to plant and water the earth with God's truth must remember is that it is God who makes things grow and we don't have to know how He does it. He gets all the glory.

He also said, “This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how.” Mark 4:26-27 NIV

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