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Planting and Watering

A friend of ours, Ed Elliott (Word of Life Outreach), had an interesting experience some years back when he traveled abroad to minister. It is one that each of us can have whether we’re flying, at the grocery store or bank, or even at work. Ed sat next to a nice looking man and was listening to the fellow passenger tell what he did for a living. Ed listened with interest, and then the passenger asked Ed what he did. He humbly said he just finished preaching at a crusade and that’s when his seat mate exhibited extreme nervousness and began fidgeting.

With only minutes until landing at their destination, Ed simply shared with him how much God loved him and what Jesus had done for him. His seat mate put his beer down and told him that he had met six born-again Christians in his life time but Ed was the first to tell him that God loved him. You don’t have to preach hell, fire, and brimstone to someone; in fact, please don’t. Just share with them that God loves them.

It’s as simple as that—giving the good news of a good God with only good things for them. It’s following what Paul said in 1 Corinthians 3:6, “I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.”