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Summary: YOU CAN COUNT THE SEEDS IN AN APPLE, BUT ONLY GOD CAN COUNT THE APPLES IN A SEED!

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SEEDS ARE A PLAN

By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr.

Kyfingers@aol.com

Our text:

2 Peter 3:18 BUT GROW IN GRACE, AND IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST...

I ponder:

You can count the seeds in an apple;

BUT ONLY GOD CAN COUNT THE APPLES IN A SEED.

Sickly oaks from sickly acorns grow.

In every seed God has a blueprint for growth.The smallest seed in the world is an orchid seed, thousands fit on the point of a pen.

The largest seed in the world is cocodemer, it can weigh 60 poundes.

Every seed is a plan for God’s growth!

Are you growing? Just in spurs?

Do you have a plan for growth? Can you tell seasons?

DON’T CRY OVER YOUR LITTLENESS, GOD HAS A PLAN.

HE LOVES YOU!

I fear many people eat their seed corn, then when faith needs the growth, there is nothing to give.

All God asks of us is to do the best we CAN with what we have!

We can’t compare ourselves with each other or with each other.

God has a plan, we don’t always understand His plan, but we yield to Him.

He loves us, so maybe you are at a little work

and everybody knows your little work should grow,

so you can write a book to show others how to do it.

Maybe instead of the focus being small, we should focus on the BIGNESS OF THE AWESOME, MIGHTY GOD WE SERVE.

I know little people that have invested their all

and receive no trophies and applause.

All God requires is faithfulness to the post of duty you are assigned to do.

If every seminar in the world tells you what is

wrong with you and why you shouldn’t be so little,

trust God.

He must love the little, for that is where the majority serve.

SURE DREAM BIG...THEN BIGGER....but despise not the little things.

That warm wet kiss from an old widow in the rest home is the KISS OF GOD.

That food basket to the family that will never say thank you, yet goes to bed fed by your hand is God’s work just as much as the largest church in your state.

Someday may there be applause for the little.

The Bible agrees with me.....

when the first shall be last.....

and the last will step in front of the first

and say excuse me.....

the FATHER HATH CALLED ...

I MUST ANSWER.

Now, if you let your littleness limit your vision you are just as wrong.

The grass is always greener over the septic tank.

Enjoy where you are, and do what you can, when you have been faithful over the little...a real pay day awaits.

You are not bad just because you seem so little!

You are not the problem,

You and God are the solution.

May I ask you, What is pure and undefiled religion? Don’t ask me, Look it up?

The Bible has a clear definition that is lost in the search for applause? If you are interested look at James 1:27.

James 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this: TO VISIT THE FATHERLESS AND WIDOWS IN THEIR AFFLICTIONS, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

If this defines pure religion, many seem to fall way short? Seems we are building on the shifting sands of applause and popularity. Many churches have no ministry geared toward God’s priorities?

May you have much fruit to lay at Jesus’ feet,

Phil 4:17 NOT BECAUSE I DESIRE A GIFT:


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Mark Jones

commented on Apr 25, 2009

this is really a very good sermon. It blessed me, and I love the quote about only God can count the apples in a seed!

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