Daily Encouragement - September 16

“The Kingdom of God is like a farmer who scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, while he’s asleep or awake, the seed sprouts and grows, but he does not understand how it happens. The earth produces the crops on its own. First a leaf blade pushes through, then the heads of wheat are formed, and finally the grain ripens. And as soon as the grain is ready, the farmer comes and harvests it with a sickle, for the harvest time has come.” -Jesus

This afternoon, the youth are going to begin a Bible Study. This scripture will be our first encounter together and the first week we will focus on the kinds of seeds we’re sowing. It got me pondering about my own life. I had to ask the self evaluation question. It’s just how I’m wired. Here’s a couple of questions to ponder for your Wednesday encouragement…

What seeds for the Lord am I sowing? Seeds of encouragement? Am I sowing the same seeds with my family as I am friends and acquaintances? Who in my life or what people do I need to offer more grace and perhaps better quality seeds?

I’ll leave you with this quote from Rev. Dr. Daniel Erlander, the primary author of many of the materials in our study, Mana & Mercy: A Brief History of God’s Unfolding Promise to Mend the Entire Universe

“God loves the whole universe and God loves Planet Earth. The Creator loves everything on this planet, including a very mysterious thing, called...LIFE... We cannot explain life. It does things like breathe, reproduce, eat, change, grow, and finally die to nourish other life. Life is amazing! It comes in two forms--plants and animals, each with infinite variety.” -Daniel Erlander

Grace and Peace!

Pastor Michael

Centenary United Methodist Church

309 New Street, New Bern, NC, 28560 

P.O. Box 1388, New Bern, NC 28563

Phone: 252.637.4181

Fax: 252.637.5602

Email: centenaryumc@centenarychurch.com

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