Day 12 / Sow a Seed (pages 72-77)
My ah-ha from today’s reading:
“We worry far too much about outcomes instead of focusing on inputs. We cannot make things grow. Period. All we can do is plant and water. But if we plant and water, God promises to give the increase.”
This chapter reminds me so much of the theme I keep seeing over and over lately – let God do His job! And if I let Him do His job, I can focus more on doing mine.
The First 5 App had a similar devotion this morning related to the story of Moses.
This devotional referenced Exodus 6:12 “But Moses said to the Lord, ‘If the Israelites will not listen to me, why would Pharaoh listen to me, since I speak with faltering lips.'”
I love how Lysa TerKeurst points out that all God asked Moses to do was to go deliver a message to Pharaoh. He wasn’t responsible for convincing Pharaoh or whatever else. He just needed to be the messenger.
Sometimes my life feels like Moses. I want to find every excuse of why I can’t do exactly what God is urging me to do in my heart. I don’t know the right people. I don’t have enough influence. I get on people’s nerves. No one reads what I write anyways…except my mom and Brian (just kidding).
All the while, God is asking me to be obedient. He’s asking me to seek His face. He’s asking me to write no matter what. Even if it is just for one person who reads at just the right moment to know God is still there.
I can’t create the increase. I can only plant the seed.
Is there something God has been tugging at your heart about? Have you been afraid to move forward because it seems too big? Just be obedient. Then, let God handle the rest. Keep circling. Keep praying. Your efforts will NEVER be in vain. He is so very faithful.
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