A day or two ago, I was reading a post on another blog–(The Devotion Cafe– http://desirayl.wordpress.com/2013/08/09/social-networking-sites/ ) entitled Social Networking Sites. It talked about how we use them. Are we using them to bring glory to God? She shared a testimony of something wonderful that occurred on a site that was a real blessing to her and another person. A seed was planted. The seed began to grow and flourish. I encourage you to read that post. I am sure it will be a blessing to you as it was to me.
The post got me to thinking about the things I write, the things I say, the things I do. What kind of effect do they have on those who read my posts and those who hear me or see my actions? Are my words and deeds a blessing to someone or an encouragement to another? Are my words bringing glory to God? What kind of a seed am I sowing?
I am always hoping that, though my words are very simple, my thoughts very simple, someone will be blesseed by them or that a good seed may be planted through the words I write. I believe that sometimes the simplest of words or ideas may just be the seed that begins to grow and brings a person closer to the Lord. In Matthew 17:20 it says If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. I get a lot of encouragement from His words. With God all things ARE possible.
None of us may ever know what grows from the seeds we plant but that should not discourage us from continuing to plant them. There is a quote that I read recently that simply says With every deed you are sowing a seed, though the harvest you may not see. Ella Wheeler Wilcox.
As Henry David Thoreau said, The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness.
Lord I pray that my words and deeds will always be Christ-honoring and always be a blessing to others. I pray for your guidance as I write or speak and that seeds may be planted and bring others closer to you Lord, just as I was brought to a closer relationship with you because of the words that I have heard and read from others. Amen.