Thursday, June 16, 2011

THANKFUL THURSDAY...watermelon seeds

One of my favorite things about summertime is watermelon! I love eating a slice of juicy watermelon. The only thing that I don't like is taking the seeds out. Last night I was enjoying a slice of melon and when I finished, I noticed the pile of seeds left on my plate. I counted the seeds. 9 seeds. How amazing is it that out of just one slice, there is potential for 9 more fruits to be planted.

As I scraped the melon rind and seeds into the trash, God spoke to me about the potential seeds that seem to get tossed aside. Not watermelon seeds, but seeds that He has planted in me.

2 CORINTHIANS 9:10 "Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness."

It is God's desire that we bear much fruit. In John 15:8, it says, "This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples." I think God would desire us to be like watermelons, and bear much fruit for His Kingdom. May we not forget that God can take one seed and multuply it many times over. But we must be willing to allow Him to cultivate what He has already placed in us.

May we not waste the potential seeds that we each possess. I am so thankful for the opportunities that God has placed in me, may He be pleased with the fruit that comes out of me. What are you grateful for today? Join us as we gather with Iris for THANKFUL THURSDAY!


Cindy said...

Wow, great analogy, I loved this post. Thanks for sharing your heart and thoughts. It is a great reminder.


Misty said...

Wow... this post is very powerful. I can imagine a millions of seeds being tossed away daily and yet God is still reaching out to us.. wanting to cultivate.. "But we must be willing to allow Him to cultivate what He has already placed in us."

Thank you so much for sharing.

Lynn said...

Amen Laurie. Happy TT