From Guest Blogger, Nicole Coomer

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Planting Seeds

I am an avid gardener. I love planning and preparing the soil for spring. The highlight of the spring season for our family is planting day. It’s the day when we diligently make rows and place the seeds in the ground. The Coomer household has been blessed with four little disciples and that means everyone has a turn placing the delicate seeds in the soft fertile ground. Last year, Hannah planted lettuce. Eden planted carrots and garlic. The boys planted corn and sweet potatoes. It is a day filled with memories as we plant and harvest together as a family.

Just as our family prepares the soil for the seeds, we do not have the ability to make or force the seeds to grow. Likewise investing our lives in the hearts of women may not always yield the results on our time table. We must be patient with the ladies God has placed in our midst to minister to and share Christ with.  A lady in our community, we see each week is Hindu, this week I again shared the gospel with her, she politely refused, but seeds were thrown on the soil.  I am confident that my responsibility is to share the gospel message with her. I am praying that Holy Spirit will soften the soil and enable the seeds that have been scattered to take root, resulting in her salvation.  This March, may you and I cast the seeds of the Gospel with those in we journey with.

Challenge for March: Challenge your ladies in your congregation to share their faith this month.  In April gather and have few of the women talk about their experiences.  Use this time to rejoice together for those who came to faith and as well as to pray for the lost in your world.

Matthew 13:3-9

Listen! A farmer went out to plant some seeds. As he scattered them across his field, some seeds fell on a footpath, and the birds came and ate them. Other seeds fell on shallow soil with underlying rock. The seeds sprouted quickly because the soil was shallow. But the plants soon wilted under the hot sun, and since they didn’t have deep roots, they died. Other seeds fell among thorns that grew up and choked out the tender plants. Still other seeds fell on fertile soil, and they produced a crop that was thirty, sixty, and even a hundred times as much as had been planted! Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand.”[1]

Enjoy the journey!

Nicole Coomer

NOTE:  Nicole Coomer is a ministers’ wife who now resides in Atlanta, GA.  You can find out more about Nicole at www.edenrevisitedministries.com.


[1] Matthew 13:3-9, ESV.

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