Planting Those Seeds

40 With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.” 41 Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day. Acts 2:40-41

Even after seeing the miraculous tongues of fire descending on people, and hearing the praises of God in their mother tongue, many did not believe. It largely depends on how hard (or soft) the heart is.

That’s why, as mentioned earlier, we have no idea what “stage” a person is in within the salvation continuum. What Peter said could be the 11th time a person heard the Gospel, or it could be her first. Many of those listening were no doubt casual observers of Jesus and His ministry. It’s different for every one of us.

Don’t be discouraged when you share your faith and “nothing” happens. You just never know how God can use your words in that person’s life. Just pray that the person will hear the Gospel in other ways as well, i.e, via TV, radio, billboards, etc.

Continue planting the seeds liberally and pray that they are planted on fertile hearts.

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