Scripture: Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. John 12:24 NIV
Observation: Jesus is teaching a parable about dying to self and serving him. Like the kernel of wheat, we cannot be productive for the Lord if we are still living for ourselves. Our life can be a testimony which models Christian living and Christ’s love to others which in-turn produces more followers of Christ.
Application: I must be aware that my life is not mine any longer, it is the Lord’s. I must take care to live according to his will–not mine.
Prayer: Father, help me to be true to you. When I honor you with my life it can be a life-changing influence in another person’s life. I ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen