Bible in a Year (pt.4)

One of the best things about my vacation was that I was able to have some sweet extended times with God. There’s something about reading the Word and not having the usual day to day distractions that amplifies that quiet time. It’ll take several posts to share everything, so bare with me as I go back through my notes.

Matthew 13:31-32 says: ” He told them another parable: “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.”

Just one of the many parables that Jesus taught, but what jumped out at me was the deeper description of what a mustard seed does as it grows. It goes from the smallest to the largest. Then I remembered Matthew 17:20 which says; … I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

Faith as small as a “mustard seed” doesn’t mean a faith that stays small, rather it means a faith that is growing… a faith that is vibrant, alive and firmly rooted. This is the kind of faith that can move mountains, that can stay the course in the harshest of storms, that can trust God at every turn even when you can’t see what’s around the corner…This is the kind of faith I want to strive for day in and day out. This is the kind of faith that finds its home in the very arms of God…

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2 Responses

  1. Hey, bro… LOVED the post… keep ’em coming!

  2. Hey, Jim… you’re a COLD DUDE, bruh!!!! 🙂

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