Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Watering the Seed

Leviticus 11:37-38 And if any part of their carcase fall upon any sowing seed which is to be sown, it shall be clean. (38) But if any water be put upon the seed, and any part of their carcase fall thereon, it shall be unclean unto you.

As I was reading today, I found these two verses to be interesting. Here, God is going over with Moses what they can consider to be clean and unclean when a dead carcase touches it. What caught my eye, and my heart, today was that God considered the seed clean as long as it had not been watered. As I read it, I asked myself why this would be - and here is what the Lord gave me:

The seed was still within itself UNTIL the water touched it. Once the water touched the seed, the seed begins to open. As I thought about this, I was reminded of these verses we often quote when speaking about soul-winning and witnessing:

Psalms 126:5-6 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. (6) He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.

Many Christians do what they can to "Sow the Seed" but they never see any fruit of conversions. Why is it? Well, one reason may be that the seed needs to be water with the tears of our broken heart before it can open up. May we not only sow the seed, but may we water it with our tears so that God may allow us to bring in some sheaves.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Book Review: Living With Confidence In A Chaotic World by Dr. David Jeremiah

"Confidence can be hard to come by these days. People are losing their jobs, their houses, and their life savings at an unprecedented rate. Violence, natural disasters, and moral depravity seem to be skyrocketing. In the midst of all this chaos, we need to know...what on earth should we do know?

Dr. David Jeremiah's new book, a follow up to his previous work, What in the World is Going On?, picks up where the previous one left off and delivers some insightful help to the reader for their daily living.

If you are a fan of Dr. Jeremiah's works, you will not be disappointed with his newest book. It has the same style and delivery that has help countless numbers of people before. I found his chapter on "Stay Compassionate" to be especially relevant for our times. When so many Christians are struggling, our natural reaction is to do less, when we really need to be doing more.

Living With Confidence In A Chaotic World is a helpful book for any Christian that is an enjoyable and easy read.

I received this book for free from Thomas Nelson book review bloggers program.