Thursday, January 28, 2010

like a mustard seed...

shane claiborne's the irrestible revolution has a chapter about the mustard seed and the parables, and it got me thinking...

"...if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'move from here to there', and it will move. nothing will be impossible for you." matthew 17:20-21

faith...as small as a seed. a seed that starts small, but grows big. really big. and wild.

and you can tell mountains- big ugly everyday junk that gets in your way to move- and it will move.

nothing is impossible with faith like a mustard seed. wow.

even better....
"...the kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed which a man took and planted in his field. though it's the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches."

the kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed...a seed that starts small, but grows big. really big. and wild. and we are that kingdom.

that seed has to be planted in order to grow. have i been sowing lately? getting my hands dirty?

the birds even know where to go for food and shelter. didn't He promise that if He took care of the birds, He would care for us even more?

mustard seed faith...nothing is impossible.

let's start sowing.

3 comments:

Kelli said...

Amen sister!!

ELLE BLISS said...

ann i am just catching
up on your recent posts
tonight. LOVE WHATS
GOING ON WITH YOU.
we are in the same
spot :) i know God is
moving and shaking
so much in my heart
and i am thrilled to
see it happening for
you too. i will be
praying for you :)

Joy said...

Ann, thanks for reading an leaving me a note. :) And thanks for this post!