Sunday, March 8, 2009

Sunday Scripture Sharing - Family Devotional #9

Today's Topic is:

God wants us to grow in Him and He helps people grow.

What happens if we plant a seed in the dirt? Does it need anything special to grow? (sun, water, air) Who makes it grow? (answer = G
od) Can we help God with His work? (Yes, we can plant the seeds, and we can water them!)

Plant some seeds as a family. If you don't have a garden you can plant grass seeds in a small cup of soil, just poke small holes in the bottom. Place it in a spot that gets some sunshine. Water the seeds when the soil gets dry
. Have your kids help you water the seeds and watch for growth. Delight in the excitement as the first signs of life spring up from the dirt.


1Cor 3: 6-9, "I planted, Apollos watered, but God was causing the growth. So then neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but God who causes the growth. Now he who plants and he who waters are one; but each will receive his own reward according to his own labor. For we are God's fellow workers; you are God's field, God's building."

2 Peter 3:18a, "But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ."

Just like we can help God by planting and watering seeds, we can help other people know God and learn more about Him. We can do this by telling them about God and Jesus, inviting them to church, loving them, being their friend, and telling them about the things God has taught us! God will be the one to make them grow in how much they know about Him, but we will be his fellow workers! Isn't that exciting! How can we grow in God? By reading our Bibles, praying, going to church, and doing the things God tells us to do.

Dear God, thank you for allowing us to be your fellow workers. Show us the way to plant and water seeds for you and help us to grow closer to you every day! Amen.

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