Plant Better Relationships

Leon Fontaine Devoted

Remember this—a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop. 2 Corinthians 9:6 (NLT)

Did you know that giving your life to Christ is just the beginning when it comes to living the incredible life God has planned for you?

We all have core beliefs in our hearts that need to change, and we won’t fix them in a day. We need to plant seeds of truth by listening to great teaching and reading God’s Word.

When we do, we hear that we’re special, that we’re of infinite worth to God and that He has an awesome plan for our lives. A little bit of hope rises, but that seed is still in the soil. It has some growing to do. As we keep coming to church, doing devotions, spending time in worship and building our relationship with God, that seed is watered. Pretty soon a little shoot comes up through the ground and it grows a few leaves. Then one day, we find ourselves harvesting great self-worth and amazing relationships.

It’s not an overnight fix. It’s a gradual growth of something new, just as a seed that’s been planted takes time to grow into a plant with harvestable fruit.

Do you want a harvest of great self-worth and great relationships with God and with others? Then plant more of God’s beliefs in your heart! This week, write down at least one verse about God’s love and keep it close to you so you can meditate on it several times a day. Start with just one verse a week. As you keep planting God’s Word in your heart, your beliefs will change, and your harvest will come!