Sticker shock … I’m sure you’ve experienced it on many occasions:
- You need just a few things from the store. You grab a cart and mysteriously you find yourself with lots of stuff that you didn’t have on the list and your bill equals a car payment!
- You buy that new truck and the reality of the payment sets in. You’ve got another mortgage for the next 5-8 years!
- You lower your thermostat in July, then the bill arrives in the early part of August. Ouch!
There is a thread of truth in the old adage, “It all adds up!”
This is true in all other areas of life.
You make a routine of enjoying the free donuts in the break room every morning and snack through the evening news. You didn’t mean to gain weight; it happened by snaccident!
Little things add up in bad ways and good ways!
On one occasion as Jesus was addressing those who gathered around him, He said, “A farmer went out to plant his seed. While he was planting, some seed fell by the road, and the birds came and ate it all up. Some seed fell on rocky ground, where there wasn’t much dirt. That seed grew very fast, because the ground was not deep. But when the sun rose, the plants dried up, because they did not have deep roots. Some other seed fell among thorny weeds, which grew and choked the good plants. Some other seed fell on good ground where it grew and produced a crop. Some plants made a hundred times more, some made sixty times more, and some made thirty times more.” Mt 13:3-9, NCV.
The truth of this parable remains. Little things, over time, produce big results. I call this the “sum” of the “some.”
Wherever your feet take you today, you have the opportunity to scatter seeds. Some will make no difference. They simply bounce off the soil and lie there unnoticed. Some appear to take root only to quickly die. Some start showing potential only to be choked by the distractions of life. But some, just some, land in good soil that has been waiting for the right seed to be scattered at just the right time. Theses seeds spout roots, break through the soil and become visible for all to see.
The “sum” of the “some” has great potential – even up to a hundred times more than what was scattered.
Louisiana Baptists are scattering seeds through our multi-media evangelism strategy, Here for You. These are not church seeds (“Come to our building”). They are not spiritual seeds (“You need to be a better person.”). These are seeds of God’s truth that have the potential to changes lives here and hereafter. They are seeds that lead to true freedom (John 8:32).
You can scatter this life-changing seed.
You don’t need a seminary degree. You don’t have to be a public speaker or an extrovert. Simply go to HereForYou.org and share the Here for You spots using your preferred social media platform.
- Add comments.
- Click share.
- Tweet and retweet them.
- Message the spots to friends.
- Post them from YouTube onto your page.
- Pin them.
- Make these seeds a part of your prayer list.
Every time you do, you are scattering “some” seeds of God’s truth with those who view your posts. Some will scroll past your post. Some will stop for a second, but move on. Some will watch the spot and possibly click “like.” But some will watch the spot then go to HereForYou.org and watch similar spots. Some will click on the gospel presentation and decide to follow Jesus.
It all begins when “some” people take a moment to scatter “some” seeds of truth.
Will you scatter some seeds with us? The sum of these efforts could change thousands of lives for eternity.