The Parable of the Mustard Seed
30 Then He said, “To what shall we liken the kingdom of God? Or with what parable shall we picture it? 31 It is like a mustard seed which, when it is sown on the ground, is smaller than all the seeds on earth; 32 but when it is sown, it grows up and becomes greater than all herbs, and shoots out large branches, so that the birds of the air may nest under its shade.” Mark 4:30-32
Jesus compares the workings of the kingdom of God to planting seed in the earth. “When the seed is sown,” He said, “it grows up….” Notice He didn’t say that it would occasionally grow up. Or it grows up if it is God’s will. He said, “It grows up and becomes greater,” period.
God’s economy is like our economy – up one day and down the other. It’s always the same and always works perfectly. If the requirements of good earth, good seed, and good water are met, there will always be growth. It’s inevitable. So if you have a need, don’t panic. Plant a seed! The seed may take the form of money, time, or some other resource you have to give. But no matter what form it takes make sure you put life in it by giving it in faith and surrounding it with praise and worship. Say, “LORD, as I bring You my goods, I bring myself. I give myself to You – spirit, soul, and body.”
Then pray over that seed. Fill it with faith, worship, and The WORD. Then plant it. You can rest assured – it will grow up and become greater!