Tuesday, June 4

26 “The kingdom of God is like this,” he said. “A man scatters seed on the ground.27 He sleeps and rises night and day; the seed sprouts and grows, although he doesn’t know how. 28 The soil produces a crop by itself—first the blade, then the head, and then the full grain on the head. 29 As soon as the crop is ready, he sends for the sickle, because the harvest has come.”

30 And he said, “With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable can we use to describe it? 31 It’s like a mustard seed that, when sown upon the soil, is the smallest of all the seeds on the ground. 32 And when sown, it comes up and grows taller than all the garden plants, and produces large branches, so that the birds of the sky can nest in its shade.”

Mark 4:26-32

Summary: 

The kingdom of God seems like a small thing in our world. Jesus likens it to the smallest of all seeds. Yet as we surrender to Jesus and follow Him, our faith grows and others come to believe and it expands. We shouldn’t think that today is small! It has huge potential for the kingdom’s expansion. 

Reflection:

Am I more prone to think of each day in following Jesus as ordinary or to expect it to be overblown? How can I do the small things well today so that He can produce kingdom fruit in me?

Prayer:

Father, I woke up today thinking it doesn’t matter much. Expand my view of today’s potential!


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