Matthew 13:31-32 – “He put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field. It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.” (Source)
This passage really took me by surprise when I read it. I remember hearing this a long time ago. I think I seemed to hear it each time I was in peril. Sort of like a reminder to have faith, even though more often than not, I would not listen to it. At first, I imagined Heaven and God’s kingdom and literally a small seed being planted that grew in God’s Kingdom. I knew it was spiritual knowledge, but did not really understand it. Doing more reading and investigating the meaning of this scripture, I find that we are the seed that is planted and through faith, grow into something magnificent. Christ told us when He was here that if we had even the smallest amount of genuine faith, we can achieve wonders. We can command that mountain move or command that tree to go into the ocean. It all starts with true and genuine faith through any circumstance.
Matthew 13:20-21 – “As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy, yet he has no root in himself, but endures for a while, and when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately he falls away. (Source)
This was me, for so long. When trouble would land, I would be that seed that landed on the rock. Of course, some of this may attribute to my speech disability and autism that I may have. Nonetheless, I have heard the word of God. I have heard and believed everything and it is in my heart where Christ lives. I was born again in the spirit and have openly confessed to Christ being my Lord and Savior. However, when times got too tough for me, I would become anxious and depressed and would fall away. This was not God’s will for me. I know it isn’t for any of us. We are His forever. He will go to any length to carry us through any burden. We just have to trust and believe, and pray in spirit and truth. We must pray without ceasing. No matter how hard times are or how much despair there seems to be, our God will not leave us. He is reforging us and preparing us for something great. Our faith and testimony advances our Father’s kingdom. Let’s glorify Him! For faith, for love, for Christ, for God!
Until next time my brothers and sisters in Christ, God bless!