Read Luke 13-14
Highlight: Luke 13:18-20
Then Jesus asked, “What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it to? It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds perched in its branches.”
Again he asked, “What shall I compare the kingdom of God to? It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds of flour until it worked all through the dough.”
The kingdom of God started out as a small grain of a mustard seed and was hidden/mixed with flour [leaven]. It grew into a large tree with branches on it. The birds loved this. The flour is made into bread so no one will be left hungry. Jesus brought to everyone’s attention that even though there is a small beginning, there is powerful growth, and it benefits everyone.
May you be blessed with even the smallest of a seed of faith in life and not take this for granted. God asked his only son, Jesus, to make you grow in life. Blessings to you not only today but every day!
Loving God, forgive me if I have neglected the seed of faith I have been given, if I have not given it the time and attention needed in order to thrive and grow. Forgive me if I have allowed other activities take precedence over making time to worship you and learn from your holy Word. Let me love you with my whole heart; turn me back to you and allow the leaven of your Holy Spirit to work through me, so I will grow in faith and discipleship. Fill me and use me, to the glory of Christ’s name. Amen.