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Back in my sorority days we used to sing a song that I believe was a version of a church campfire song; it went something like this: “It only takes a spark to get a fire going, and soon all those around will warm up in its glowing…”
I was reminded of this tune when thinking about how and when we share the gospel with those around us. Sometimes I become frustrated after sharing what God has done in my life with someone; I’ll feel as if we’ve made a deep personal connection, but I don’t always feel like I’ve truly done my job in leading them to Christ.
All we can do is plant a seed. It only takes one light in the darkness to start a flame. Do not be afraid to share your story with those around you because you might be afraid of the end result. If we light the match, God will fan the flame.
When you sow, you do not plant the body that will be, but just a seed, perhaps of wheat or of something else.
– 1 Cor 15:37
“The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all your seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and perch in its branches.” – Matt13:31-32