When someone says, “I belong to Paul,” and someone else says, “I belong to Apollos,” aren’t you acting like people without the Spirit? After all, what is Apollos? What is Paul? They are servants who helped you to believe. Each one had a role given to them by the Lord: I planted, Apollos watered, but God made it grow. Because of this, neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but the only one who is anything is God who makes it grow. The one who plants and the one who waters work together, but each one will receive their own reward for their own labor. We are God’s coworkers, and you are God’s field, God’s building.
1 Corinthians 3:4-9
God of mystery, thank you for your seeds of promise. Give us patience to help them grow in your time. Just as seeds change shape, transform us into the people you wish to send into places of need. Plant us where we can witness to your grace, and act with your compassion, for there are so many places your power is needed to change this world. Then water us and send us sunshine to help us grow that we may continue to bear fruit of all kinds now and in all the days and years to come. We give thanks for your grace that transforms us into the people you intend us to be. Give us faith to trust in what you are growing instead of worrying about what is growing for us. #ACOBAmen
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