Within a period of about 5 hours Chris and I where contacted by 3 people we were formerly mentoring. Two of them called to say "I'm done with the world and I'm ready to live for Christ!" We listened to their stories and rejoiced with them. I love those kinds of phone calls!
This just reminds me that we are simply to be faithful sowers of seeds. None of us have the power to produce righteousness in ourselves, much less in other people. Only God can bring about such a marvelous transformation.
"So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase."
1 Corinthians 3:7
But we do get to share in His joy if we share in His labor!
"For we are God's fellow workers; you are God's field..." 1 Corinthians 3:9 (Emphasis added)
So don't be discouraged if the ground appears to be barren where you have planted your seeds. Today may be the day the tender shoots break through the ground!
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