My fellow team members Kyle and Jake were walking around the grocery store sharing a Bible verse with each person they happened to pass in the aisles.
They were getting various responses, but the person who stood out the most was a lady in her 50s. She responded very negatively, but the guys thanked her for her time and moved on.
Later on in the checkout line, Monya and I talked to a lady who seemed very negative, but we were able to be a small positive influence. We later found out that we had each talked to the same woman, just at different times and places in the store.
So often, we hear about how God works things out. We can be encouraged by the fact that people may still come to Christ due to the small seed we plant—even if that happens many seeds and many years down the road. This one little instance of seeing that seed planting in action gave us hope and encouragement that God is using us, and he's working things out in his own ways. All we have to do is follow.
Little seeds count—always.
Stephanie Gibson, a recent graduate of West Texas A&M University, is serving with Go Now Missions in Tumwater, Wash.