Pay attention to the tension in your body. Let go of it and any expectations to do anything other than God’s will today. Prepare yourself to hear God’s word.
18 He said therefore, “What is the kingdom of God like? And to what should I compare it? 19 It is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in the garden; it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air made nests in its branches.”
20 And again he said, “To what should I compare the kingdom of God? 21 It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour until all of it was leavened.”
22 Jesus went through one town and village after another, teaching as he made his way to Jerusalem. 23 Someone asked him, “Lord, will only a few be saved?” He said to them, 24 “Strive to enter through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able. 25 When once the owner of the house has got up and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, ‘Lord, open to us,’ then in reply he will say to you, ‘I do not know where you come from.’ 26 Then you will begin to say, ‘We ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets.’ 27 But he will say, ‘I do not know where you come from; go away from me, all you evildoers!’ 28 There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrown out. 29 Then people will come from east and west, from north and south, and will eat in the kingdom of God. 30 Indeed, some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last.”
Sanctification, or growth in grace, is multifaceted. A seed can not grow itself. Yeast does not raise itself. In Christian discipleship we grow as we help others grow. We are not lone-wolves. There will be times when you are the seed or flour and there will be other times God will call you to places where you will be the fertile soil and yeast which causes others to grow.
Today as you reflect on the scripture ask yourself, are you the mustard seed or the garden? Are you the yeast or the flour? Are you the seed, the ingredient that helps faith grow in others?
God, we strive to be more than just place where faith grows. We want to be people that helps others grow too. Guide as to be like seed that sprouts or the yeast that activates others to become closer to you. Amen.
Go with God!