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The Seed In You

1 Corinthians 13

The Message (MSG)

The Way of Love

13 If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate.

2 If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing.

3-7 If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.

Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
Love doesn’t strut,
Doesn’t have a swelled head,
Doesn’t force itself on others,
Isn’t always “me first,”
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.

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So we talked about finding seeds, receiving seeds and giving seeds to others, but what about the seed that is in you?  Remember that day when someone asked you if you knew Jesus?  Then that moment when everything just seemed to make sense about love and God?  Ah Ha!  That moment the seed took root!  That happy moment when you just knew beyond the shadow of doubt everything was going to be okay.  For me I was 6 and attending a vacation Bible school with my neighbors.  I can see it in my mind as if it was yesterday.  The day I took the seed from the man who was calling us to invite Jesus into our hearts, oh what a happy day!

 

So what did I do with that seed?  I began to go to church wherever I could.  I began to get to know God and what He was all about.  I even convinced a few friends here and there to meet my Jesus and as I got older I kinda just set that seed aside while I tried life on my own.  All along I knew God.  I knew what He did for me.  I knew that He was my provider.  I knew He loved me enough to let me go and do my own thing for awhile.  Here I am years later, divorced and remarried and I still know all those things about God.  So how did I do on my own?  Eh…it was like playing the lottery..you win and your happy so you don’t need any help but when you are losing and broke you cry out to God for help of any kind.

 

What have I learned in those lost years?  That God is a restore of all things.  Even if we make wrong choices we can be led right back to God and His ways of providing for us.  I finally learned not too long ago how to rest in Him.  If things are already planned out like it says in Jeremiah 29:11 then we just have to wait on God to direct our paths.  We need to be still and quiet to hear His still small voice.  Once we hear that voice we are off to the races!  We begin to pursue thos  things which God gave to us.  As for me, I am at a crossroads per say.  I want to move forward with my books and begin sharing the Good News by public speaking, yet I am waiting on God’s timing.  All I can say my friends is know, rest and pursue. These are the three things to a successful life!

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Shine Some Light

seeMatthew 5:14-16

“Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.
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Since we are talking about seeds this week, I would like to shed some Light on the subject.  As I said yesterday we are all given seeds to plant.  It is our responsibility to take care of the seed before we plant it.  Sometimes the seeds can be tainted by our own thought processes and this is not a good thing in most instances.  Let me explain my view on this light and dark issue.
Let’s say we go to church.  We receive a word about the Fathers love.  It becomes a seed we want to share with someone else.  We take (decided not to bury it) and go out to find someone to give it to, however along the way we start thinking about a father’s love and what it means to you.  Maybe your dad was absent from the home often.  Perhaps there was no dad in your home.  Or worse yet your dad was an abuser or a yeller.  Tell me, what then is your perspective of a Father?  What does a Father’s love me to you?  Absent. Neglectful. Misused.  Abusive.  Uncaring.
I know those are tough things to think about for some of us, however I am trying to show you we all have a different perspective of a Fathers’s Love.  As for me I was adopted yet I was kept from my dad until I was 16 by a mom who for whatever reasons just tried to keep us separate, but I always knew my daddy loved me.  When I turned 16 and my parents divorced, I began to see my dad for who he really was and I started to see what a Father’s love entailed.  So for me, I understand a Father’s Love.  It was something he did from a distance for awhile but he always protected and provided for my needs, just like my heavenly Father.
So for me to share a seed on the Father’s Love is easy, but what about those who really don’t know?  Well, they need to take their seed to Jesus and the Word before they give it away.  They need to study about what it is so as not to impose their own tainted thoughts onto that seed before they give it away.  By renewing their minds about the Father’s love they will accomplish two things, they will find inner healing and provide a well-lite seed to the next person they see.  All seeds once exposed to the Light of the Word and the truth of Jesus will give hope to anyone who receives it.