HOW INSPIRING Matthew 13:31-32
HOW ARE YOU GROWING YOUR FAITH?
He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is 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.”
When I was about 6 years old I wanted to surprise my mother with a good deed, so I pulled the weeds in her garden. My anticipation of her joy turned into a cry of “oh no, you pulled out all my mums!” Uh-oh …I felt terrible. I didn’t realize the “weeds” would grow and bloom into flowers because I didn’t see any buds. My mom explained that she had planted the mums from seedlings, knowing that with proper care she would have an abundance of flowers in their season.
This reflection made me wonder … how are we preparing our spiritual garden? Are we planting enough seeds of faith to choke out the weeds of sin? Are we nurturing our garden with the sunshine of God’s love, and watering it by quenching our thirst for the Lord?
May we continue our walk with God by preparing our hearts with prayer, and planting seeds of faith. May we maintain the right spiritual conditions for the Holy Spirit to grow within us so we may have a plentiful harvest and fertile soil for the next generation to flourish. May we always have a deep-rooted faith and produce abundantly so that we continuously reflect the beauty of God.