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It is spring time in the UK and that means I get to go for walks in the bluebell woods, enjoy the grass getting greener every day, watch as beach leaves unfold from their brown buds where they have slept all winter and most excitingly…watch as seeds I have planted begin to poke through the soil and grow. I love all things spring!!! 

Cynthia Occelli said, “For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.” 

Spring is an exciting season but for the seedlings I get so excited about, there has to be complete destruction of the seed from which they came. How willing are we to come completely undone, crack open and everything change in order for God to draw out of us something exciting and new?

In 1 Corinthians 3, Paul is talking to the Corinthians about their infancy in the Christian faith. They, the Corinthians, are quarrelling about who is better, Paul or Apollos.

In v6-9 Paul says “I planted the seed, Apollos watered the plants, but God made you grow. It’s not the one who plants, or the one who waters who is at the centre of this process but God, who makes things grow. Planting and watering are menial servant jobs at minimum wages. What makes them worth doing is the God we are serving. You happen to be God’s field in which we are working.” (MSG)

How exciting to think that we can be both the seed that God is growing something new and beautiful out of and also the planters and waterers who get to work alongside God his fields. 

Shared by Rachel, Inspire Movement Prayer Coordinator: [email protected]

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