In each situation God had made the base product.
Reference: “I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow.” 1 Corinthians 3:6 NIV
Explore: I recently had the “God created everything” chat with our three year old. We had just said grace, thanking God for the food, and I decided to explain why we thanked God for our food.
I noticed he had cheese in his meal which he loves. I explained cheese came from milk which came from cows and God created cows.
He was quite taken by this idea but wanted to test its legitimacy. We went through the bread, the wooden photo frame and then the mechanics of a clock!
In each situation God had made the base product. It was a good reminder for me to thank God for being involved in everything in my life.
Application: Then I read 1 Corinthians 3 where people were trying to work out who they belonged to. Paul reminded the people that no matter who they came to faith through, they still belonged to God.
It’s great to have influential people in our lives, but let’s not forget to keep God at the top of our tree. He is our priority and the One we live for, not to impress any other.
Prayer: Lord, thank You for the influential people in my life. May I be appreciative but never replace You with them. Amen.
Who has been influential in your life?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.