Your influence grows in others like a seed growing into a strong tree. People hear your faith in Jesus; even more so, they see your faith in Jesus.
Your friends on social media. Your neighbors waving and watching. Your children developing character based on your patterns of behavior. Your church family aware of your life decisions or how you act when your church is making decisions.
“For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations” (Isaiah 61:11).
You are sowing Jesus seeds all the time: by the way you drive in heavy traffic and by how you treat checkout clerks at the store. By showing kindness to those who hurt you. By the way you remain calm when others panic. By the way you obey your parents, study for exams, post on Instagram, or party.
You are constantly sowing seeds.
The “righteousness and praise” of the Lord starts small in your heart by his grace and then grows to become a towering way of thinking and living. Like acorns falling from an oak, you drop seeds of the Lord’s righteousness and praise all around you.
You never know who’s watching. But you do know this—your Lord God is watching. He smiles when the oak drops its acorns, doing what it’s supposed to do, praising him. And he smiles when you do the same.