...The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all your seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and perch in its branches.
The parable of Jesus Christ concerning the mustard seed is relevant to the life a Christian. The kingdom of God is the gospel, here compared to a mustard seed. When you plant the word of God in the garden of your life, it starts off as a tiny little aspect of your life. It may appear as not relevant or sufficient for dealing with other practical aspects of life and its demands. With many children of God it is left on the back burner for the day of emergency.
The word of God when allowed to grow in your life becomes a stabilizing force to reckon with. It produces results far beyond its initial planting and beyond natural explanation. The word of God grows into a shelter and refuge for God's child. Its broad branches extend in your life such that all who meet you recognize it. They gather to you for counsel, advice and help. The grown Spirit of God in you no longer serves you alone but reaches out to those around you. It started off as a tiny little process of planting the word of God in your life.
To enable the continuous growth of God's kingdom in your life, stay committed to the things of God, continue in fellowship with other Christians and maintain a personal study of God's word. May God grant you more grace in Jesus name.
Prayer: Dear Lord, help me to embrace your word and your kingdom in my life. By your empowerment, let your word grow into a huge shelter in my life that I may enjoy your peace and reach out to those around me. Let the evidence of your steadfastness spread through me I pray in Jesus name, Amen.
One-Year Daily Bible Reading Plan - June 19 2010 - Job 25-27(OT), 2 Corinthians 8 (NT).
Pray for someone today - Pray for the evidence of God's word to manifest in the life of the Church of Jesus Christ that the Church will serve as a shelter where the world will gather for respite.
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