18 Then Jesus asked, “What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it to? 19 It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds perched in its branches.” 20 Again he asked, “What shall I compare the kingdom of God to? 21 It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds of flour until it worked all through the dough.”
This passage paints a great picture of what God’s kingdom is truly like. It reminds me that God is not always quick to answer, but sometimes takes his time to answer prayers (his timing is ALWAYS better) and he always knows what he is doing. He is more concerned about how often I am engaged with his presence, rather than the size and impact of my prayers.
As I reflect on both of these illustrations, I am reminded that even the small things are just as important as the large. Simple acts of kindness and generosity to those I interact with every day is what God’s kingdom looks like. And as I do these simple acts each day, not only is God’s kingdom growing, but also my heart for him and his people. I may not always see the fruit instantly, but I know that I am helping to water and nurture seeds that may have been planted by someone else.
Lord, thank you that you are always moving and working even when I don’t see it. Thank you that you have a plan and a purpose for everyone, and you are always at work for good.
Written by Rachel Tomc