What were you put here for?
What is the purpose of this whole path?
“The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor. For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building.” – 1 Corinthians 3:8-9
When the Bible talks about works and faith without works I believe it is simply saying acts of Love. “God is Love” and the more we become like Him the more that Love flows through us and in that flow is the planting and in that flow is the watering that He does through us.
We have one purpose once we come to the field- LOVE!!
Please note I did not now nor will I ever say “convert” and that was never said by Jesus either. He said “make disciples” and that means students. Look up the synonyms for “convert” then look up the synonyms for “disciples.” Convert means to transfigure, transform and change- That is done by Gods hands NOT mine. Disciples means students, pupils and supporters- People will support and be a student of LOVE!!
Just stop right now and think about this: How great would the world be if everyone thought ONLY about how to Love each other and NOT at all about how to “change” the other?
STOP doing Gods job and focus on the Love!!
People didn’t follow Jesus because He forced them and the farmer doesn’t force a crop to grow. Love is gentle, kind and patient and Love like that only comes from one place.
I am not talking about you “doing” something but about you “being” someone. As you “be” that someone on this amazing journey He will supply your every need and flow through you to others. He will water others by your uncontrollable smile and He will plant seeds through your random acts of Love that He already has set up for you.
Here is a meditation for you. Find a time and a place where you probably won’t be disturbed and begin to slowly take several deep breaths. With every exhalation release your stress and give it to Him. Relax your face and jaw muscles as best you can, close your eyes and begin to get a picture of you walking down the street or a path just beaming with Love. As you do this and get this picture:
Breathe in and say:
“Plant and water”
Breathe out and say:
“through me today”
Practice this until you feel that smile on your face- He put it there to shine through you this day!
Don’t Worry- Shine- Grace Fully!!