In 1968 a scientist discovered a six-hundred year old seed necklace in an Indian grave. He planted one of the seeds, and it sprouted and grew. Although the seeds had been dormant for six hundred years, it still had the potential for life. Maybe you have been a Christian for years and have been spiritually dormant for most of that time, but now you would like to be productive. You desire to be fruitful. (…) I have good news for you: it’s not too late! You can begin right now. Bow your head in prayer and tell God you want to cooperate with his spiritual growth plan for you. He will provide the power to change your life.
Rick Warren, God’s Power To Change Your Life, 2006, Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan, p.232