Mark 4:30-32 Jesus said, “How can I describe the Kingdom of God? What story should I use to illustrate it? It is like a mustard seed planted in the ground. It is the smallest of all seeds, but it becomes the largest of all garden plants; it grows long branches, and birds can make nests in its shade.”
So recently, I was chatting with a friend of mine. Bec is an amazing woman of God and I am so blessed to have met her through our children having the same disability. We were chatting, and Bec explained that she was cleaning a lady’s house who was going through a tough time. Her kids weren’t sleeping at night and she had put dream catchers up in their rooms. I asked Bec, “did she pray in the rooms as she cleaned”. Her response was “Yes, of course” The lady of the house, often would comment asking if Bec had done her “God thing” because her kids always slept better after Bec had been. I love that she can bring God into their house and able to plant those little seeds in the home owner.
We as Christians don’t often get to see the fruit of those seeds, but how important are those seeds. They are very important. I am not a very good gardener; my Mum however is amazing. She plants the seed, waits patiently for the seed to slowly pop out of the ground into the seedling. Then when the seedling is big enough, she plants it in the garden to grow into maturity. To produce fruit and seedlings of its own
It is so much like our Christian walk, we start with that seedling. God waits patiently for us to sprout above the surface. Bringing people into our lives to water or nurture. Then Pop! You have revelation.
Then as you grow, you get bigger roots, deeper roots on the foundation of the word. You grow and grow into your giftings. People come into your life to nurture and water you. Then you produce seedlings to sow into others.
I love how God can use the small things, to plant those seeds. I love catching up with Bec. She always has the biggest smile on her face and just radiates light, even if she has only had 3 hours sleep. Her light shines. She just loves on everyone, and plants those seeds.
You don’t have to be that street evangelist, just be you. Allow God to use you to plant those seeds. I am defiantly not an evangelist, but if you ask me about God I will tell you. If not, I wear God. You never know that by showing God in your life will touch others and plant those seeds. Like the song says ‘This little light of Mine, I am going to let it Shine” Shine Jesus Shine
God Bless, Ruth x x x