Scripture and tips to help you plant seeds of faith in your heart.
Some things have been around since the beginning of time, part of God’s plan for mankind. One of those things is seedtime and harvest; sowing and reaping; planting and gathering. “Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds” (John 12:24).
When we believe in God, He plants the seed of faith in our hearts. Like any seed, our faith must be cultivated and cared for. God wants us to produce a harvest of faithfulness! Here’s how:
1. To nourish it we must “Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always” (Psalm 105:4).
"If we can get Guideposts inspirational stories into the hands of people who may not have a devotional life, they can share the true-life stories of how God works in the world. The joy of Guideposts is their free, donated magazines to my hospital. --Rob C., Director of Pastoral Care.
2. To water it we must follow Paul’s counsel: “Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things” (Philippians 4:8).
3. To fertilize it we must trust that “because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions” (Ephesians 2:4-5).
4. To make it fruitful we must declare with our mouths, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in our hearts that God raised Him from the dead (Romans 10:9).
If we do these things, the seed of faith will grow and flourish. Guaranteed!