Live and serve in God’s kingdom (2) – 31 August 2022
By Fanie Richter
The Parable of the Mustard Seed
What is the mustard-seed effect on your faith and life?
Jesus teaches his followers to see life from the right perspective – first, he wants us to understand how he intended life to be, and secondly, that we will attain this purpose and enjoy it. Quintessentially, it is as though he says, “My kingdom is like something small that I planted and because of my power grows and gives living space as well as a way of life – so that it can be a blessing to all.”
Unfortunately, one often thinks that what one can do may not be significant. But, in fact, Jesus seems to be saying, “What seems impossible to you, I make possible – through what I have planted in you and want to grow and develop.”
What capability and potential have been planted in you – for which kingdom opportunities? Do not allow doubt to limit your faith and vision. Do not underestimate yourself. Or do you perhaps underestimate God’s ability in your life? You ought to fulfil the things that he has purposed for and through you, in a successful and significant way, with God!
The Lord’s work in and through you is a dynamic process – growth and movement under his dominion – transformation – so that people can share in the blessings of the kingdom. The King’s intentions and plans are good.
The point is: God calls and uses ordinary people. God creates dynamics, as with a small mustard seed, also in and through you.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, take control of my life and give me insight. Please create and achieve what you desire through me. And thank you that it will be good for me and others. Amen