Plant A Seed

Mustard Seeds

It’s funny, the mustard seed is the smallest seed there is and with something that small you wonder what can its impact be? However, the mustard seed when planted grows to be a dark and hearty green with a powerful, flavorful impact.

Jesus talks about mustard seeds in the Bible.

31It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of allseeds sown upon the earth. 32But after it is planted, it grows to be larger than all garden plants and puts forth great branches, so that the birds of the air nest in its shade.”…

So now that we have had our mustard seed lesson let’s get to my point.

In life, we often get ourselves into situations where we only want to help. We offer our homes, our resources and mostly we offer ourselves. We meant to do good, we want to do good whether it is for a stranger, family or simply someone we love.

So, we do what we believe is right. We help in whatever form the situation calls for.

Helping in a bad situation often means sacrificing our privacy, our finances, our hearts. We know that going in, in most cases, but we do it anyway. We offer the best we have.

But what happens when it all goes wrong. What happens when the recipient is not grateful and in fact takes advantage of the situation in every way possible? What happens when relationships are torn apart, what happens when finances are strained, what happens when all we meant for good has not turned out like we hoped it would?

Let me tell you what happens. You planted a seed. Satan may try to snatch that seed, or the seed may lay dormant for days, months or years, the seed may lay in the weeds of life for a time while worries of life, deceitfulness of life and our carnal desires take precedence over the tiny seed.

But in the end, you still planted a seed.

Growth can only happen when a seed is planted. That tiny seed can become a giant plant that has flavorful impact! Sometimes all it takes is the small act of planting the tiniest of seeds to have huge impact. Have patience, pray for God to keep that seed alive, even if it is currently dormant. Take joy in the fact that God can take that tiny seed and make it into something that flavors all it is mixed with.

Sow your seeds and even if you perceive what you did for good has turned out disastrous, trust what our God can do with that seed!

I commend you for having the faith to plant the seed in the first place!



What if there was a test available to show us God is real?

To a lot of people the thought of God is ambiguous, fuzzy, mysterious and not quite real. He not only doesn’t seem real to some but seems more a concept, a vague idea and a theory based on hopes and dreams not fact and reality.

They try to rationalize God in a common sense way when in actuality that is impossible, you cannot rationalize God because He is not a common being, not in any sense of the word.  I have said it before and will say it again, it is hard to believe in what you cannot see, touch, talk to or feel, I understand the difficulty of that.

There is not a test to prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that God exists.  Too bad there is not some sort of dip stick type of thing that we could hold heavenward and watch it glow or something, but there isn’t. Fortunately, some believe anyway, and they are blessed (John 20:29). Sadly enough however, some live life in denial that there is a supreme being, or some live on the fringes, not quite disbelieving but not fully believing either.  2 Corinthians 5:7 tells us that we walk by faith, not by sight but not all do It does seems a worthy goal to strive for don’t you think?

That is where, for me the difficulties start, we can’t see, or talk to God so we begin to plan our lives with no help from God, not stopping to think that the God we are excluding is the God who makes it possible for us to live our lives in the manner we planned. The result of lack of belief is ultimately failure.

Another thing we fail to take into consideration, or let me rephrase that, another thing I fail to take into consideration at times is the fact that God knows me like no other person, in fact He knows me better than I know myself, yet I still tend to discount the kind help He can provide in an individualized fashion that is unique to me. Do you know what kind of money I pay for that kind of help in the job I do? It is a whole line item in my budget! The fact God provides us that intensive, individualized service free is amazing and humbling. Personal attention of that kind is nothing short of an amazing love.

I run myself ragged trying to achieve what He can accomplish with a blink of His eye. It is true that I have within me what it takes to achieve success in this life, but it is nothing born of me, it is the presiding power of my Savior Jesus Christ. The scripture Philippians 4:16-3 fills me with joy this morning.



…………………and so I ride