Today’s Reading: Matthew 13:24-46 (additional reading: Psalm 18:1-15 & Proverbs 4:1-6)
I am always amazed when I see plants, how they can grow from such a tiny little seed. Something which appears to have no life, gives so much life. In Today’s reading Jesus talks about the mustard seed saying “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. 32 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.” Matthew 13:31-32
Jesus teaches us three important lessons from this parable:
1. SIZE DOESN’T MATTER TO GOD – You will never be to small for God and, as a matter of fact, you’re just the right size for God to use you right now. God doesn’t care if you can’t reach the top shelf in the kitchen. God is more concerned with what you’re becoming, not with what size you are right now.
2. GOD WANTS YOU TO GROW – There is one way that God works the same in every person’s life. Do you know what it is? God always starts small and builds from there. God always wants to make the small larger just like a seed as it grows into a plant.
3. THERE IS NOTHING BEYOND YOUR ABILITY – Even though you might be small; God can still do great things through you. David wasn’t older or larger, than the soldiers in Souls army, but God used him to defeat a giant named Goliath. When God is with you there isn’t anything you can’t do.
The next time you feel like you’re too small to do anything big or important. Remember the mustard seed and know that you’re just the right size for God to use. You have so much potential.