Glory Seed Devotionals, 2015: Year of Promise
A mustard seed, outer space, God, and you…
I’ve a simple quiz for you. Ready? What is as large or larger then the vastness of outer space yet as small as a mustard seed?
“Then Jesus said, “How can I show you what the kingdom of God is like? What story can I use to explain it? The kingdom of God is like a mustard seed, the smallest seed you plant in the ground. But when planted, this seed grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants. It produces large branches, and the wild birds can make nests in its shade.”” (Mark 4:30–32, NCV)
“Jesus answered, “Because your faith is too small. I tell you the truth, if your faith is as big as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. All things will be possible for you.” (Matthew 17:20, NCV)
If you answered the kingdom of God and faith you get an A+ an atta boy or atta girl plus a gold star. Now here’s another quiz that maybe a bit harder. Ready? What is a great deal smaller than the vastness of outer space and yet larger than a mustard seed? If you said the kingdom of God and faith you’d be wrong. Sure they’d fit as answers but since it’s my quiz you need to go by my answer. Now, if you answered, “me,” you get an A+ an atta boy or atta girl plus a gold star.
One of the points Jesus was making in using a mustard seed is size may matter to us but it doesn’t matter to God. I know in my own life the storms now raging in my own life seem to out size me a thousand times over. Did you know there’s always a storm raging somewhere in our life? The story of David and Goliath plays itself out in our lives everyday, you may not want to hear that but it true. I’m not trying to walk on the negative side of life I am trying to get life out in the open where if given the chance God can take negative experiences and turn them into positive ones. I know you’ve heard the phrase, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” But my friend, you’ve never tasted lemonade until you’ve tasted the Lemonade God makes when he crushes the lemons life gives you.
A friend came by yesterday dwarfed by feelings of inadequacy, feeling like “Atlas, holding weight of the world on her shoulders” she came seeking the touch of friendship and of God. Because we’ve “tasted God’s Lemonade” she found both. Living is not about how big or small you are, it’s not about how big your storms are, living is about how big your God is! If your God is bigger than the vastness of outer space then your storms will be as small as a mustard seed. You have Jesus’ word on it!
Believe! Anticipate! Experience! Be transformed!
Grace and PEACE, Amen!
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“I pray that the Lord will bless your life and will be kind to you.” (2 Timothy 4:22, CEV)
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