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An Encouraging Word

In the Process of Replanting by Jennifer Alden

Posted on November 14, 2018 at 1:00 PM

For the last four years, beginning with the radio show, One Jam Nation, it's been my heart to gather various ministries on the airwaves. I'd find the fruit of their worship, excited to share it with the world and then, invite each one of them ON AIR.

 

Initially, I did not understand this process of replanting. For me, it was as if a revitalizing process was taking place. It was getting people excited about the Church, as a whole, as well as their own individual ministries. In the creating of this "new" spark of worship, it was creating a very real bond of unity.

 

Are we, as a Body of Christ, willing to plant these seeds of confirmation in one another? Are we willing to sacrifice our own heart's desires, for His growing Church? Or are we watering our own church and only sprinkling a little water on other's seeds?


The bottom line for me is that even if they don't, am I willing to try?

 

Joy Lenton once said, "When we are in a season of challenge, it can be hard to see the growth that is taking place under the surface," and though this journey has been somewhat of a challenge for me, I do continue to see the growth that has taken place.

 

I have been in much contemplation, moving forward with the expansion of One Jam Nation.


How can we better continue to serve others?

 

I have learned that it is a matter of picking up the multiple puzzle pieces, one at a time, and learning to see the bigger picture.

 

It has been through this process of "growing together" that I do see what He is doing in me.

 

It is true, there will always be a season to renew, replant and in being hopeful for new life. Jesus died to make this possible, as His mercies are new each and every day.

  

Psalm 133:1 says, "How good and pleasant it is when God's people live together in unity!"

 

I have learned, when we put our fruit together in one basket, we can spread a lot more seeds!


 

Categories: A Weekly Devotional

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