At times in my faith journey I am like the chaff. My faith becomes dry, seemingly purposeless. In those times I too can be blow this way or that. I feel adrift in these times. It is easier to be drawn to the things of this world as well. Yet God always draws me back in.
I want to be like the grain. We all do. It is the grain that sheds the chaff so that new life is made possible. The grain is happy to be and do what God created it for. Joy is found in fulfilling its purpose.
Some grain is used to nourish others. It can be used in many ways to accomplish this purpose. Each of us has a gift or talent to use in some way to nourish our fellow believers. We are called to use these gifts and talents not for ourselves but to build up the body of Christ.
Other grain is used to yield more grain. As we plant the Word of God in others, we are sowing seeds of faith. Each of us has a faith unique story and a voice to use to tell that story. Each of us has the ability to cast seeds far and wide both with our story and with the witness of how we live our lives. Our hope is that some takes root and new lives of faith are formed.
God promises to watch over the ways of the righteous. His promise is to those that love Him and seek to walk in His ways. It takes sacrifice to give of oneself to help others grow in faith. It requires the same to sow seeds of faith in others. God’s love will lead us to do both. Allow His hand to guide you today.
Scripture reference: Psalm 1: 4-6