Thursday 14 April, 2016

Luke 13:18-21

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.”

The Kingdom is like a tiny seed producing a large tree, which can accommodate the birds in the sky.  One action in our lives on one day; what can this achieve?  When Jesus sows the seed of the Kingdom, nobody knows what will result.  The Kingdom as a small amount of yeast, hidden in the flour.  It seems insignificant and ineffectual; but before long the whole mixture rises.  Jesus has healed a woman and every time you break the satanic chains that have tied people up, another victory is won which will go on having repercussions.  We cannot know the end from the beginning – we just need to make the beginnings.  We need to pray, we need to share, we need to love – for in these things the Kingdom comes and God’s will is achieved here on earth.

Father help me to do whatever is on Your agenda each day – even if seemingly small – so that Your will and purposes are achieved here on the earth.

Written by Ps. Richard Botta

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  1. Stephen Fell says:

    Good insight thanks Richard. I have a reminder set on my phone that comes up each day that I might pray for God’s purpose in my life, and that my eyes are open to this. This passage is another good reminder that His purpose might commence with something very small, such as a seed, some yeast . . . a word, an encouragement, a text.

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