Saturday, March 27, 2010

Three things #103

1. I am on a lot of calls during the week to people all over the country (sometimes all over the world). I deal in hundreds of thousands of dollars in any given week. And yet there is something deeply soothing about the simplicity of putting my hands into the soil and putting little plants in the ground. There is an element of hope that goes into each of those little plants. My meager task of placing them in the ground and watering them will not produce any fruit unless God helps both the plant and the planter. There are so many illustrations that can be drawn from the small act of reaping and sowing. And every year I am reminded that Jesus loved to use seedlings in his parables.

2. Speaking of Jesus, I read this verse this afternoon and gained a new appreciation for what the Father and the Son have to do with the fact that we even exist: "...yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist." (I Cor. 8:6)

Think of it: You, right now as you sit reading this, exist for God. And, you, right now, exist through Jesus Christ. You are completely and utterly dependent, whether you recognize it or not.

3. Finally, people are never more open to the Gospel than they are during holidays. Holidays force us to remember God. So look for opportunities to ask people about their Easter plans. God will give you the words to say....

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