This time of year some are planting gardens. This is all being done with anticipation that there will be some sort of outcome. We plant flower bulbs with the desire to see the flowers they produce in their time. We plant crops with the expectation there will be a harvest in proper time.
As Christians we are to be involved in an endeavor much the same as planting a garden. We are supposed to be busy sowing spiritual seeds by sharing Christ with those the Lord has placed in our lives. Some of them have hearts that just need a little prompting to seek Christ. Others have some rocks that need to be removed to make way for the seed of God’s truth to take root. Others have so many cares and concerns that distract them from experiencing the goodness of God’s presence. Regardless we are called to represent Christ and speak His truth to them as He directs us. If we haven’t begun to share with someone the Lord is laying on our hearts, we need to do so. We need to start something.
Jesus said in Matthew 28:19-20, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." We are to go and share, and keep sharing until Jesus comes. Jesus even tells us He is with us. We are not doing this on our own. There is a personal element though. He wants us to reach out to those He has placed in our lives, those whom we care about especially. Don’t forget He cares about them even more than you are able to.
I am constantly reminded of the phrase, “Grow where you are planted!” I have impacted for Christ by those He has placed, “planted” in my life. I should pray that He helps me to do the same for those He has planted me next to in this garden of life. Lord help me to start something in someone’s life around me.