19 September 2018
by Rev. Warren Watermeyer
“Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth"; and it was so.”
The recent rains are a reminder of our reliance on God for life – in all aspects! Amazing that the smallest seed, which is the beginning of our food chain, relies on God giving life.
Seed + soil + water + sunshine = warm, wet, dirty seed. Despite having all of the “ingredients,” you’re still not guaranteed life. The same principle is used of our Christian growth:
“I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase. So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase.”
1 Corinthians 3:6-7
There are many who contribute to your Christian walk, but it is God who gives the increase… and that’s why He receives the glory!
Father, help me to see Your hand at work in my life and as You give the increase may I give You the thanks and praise.