31 He told another parable to them: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and planted in his field. 32 It’s the smallest of all seeds. But when it’s grown, it’s the largest of all vegetable plants. It becomes a tree so that the birds in the sky come and nest in its branches.”
33 He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast, which a woman took and hid in a bushel of wheat flour until the yeast had worked its way through all the dough.”
Listening to God: You tend to despise small things. This is a mistake. The idea that nothing is worth anything unless it is big is one of the Adversary’s lies. This false idea keeps you discouraged and hampers my ability to work through you. When you engage faithfully in the small things I call you do do, I use them for larger purposes. A word or two spoken at my urging can change a person’s life. A small gift of time or attention can rescue someone from hopelessness. You may not always see the results, but trust me to use your small faithfulness to bring in my kingdom.
Journal or lift up your prayers and reflections to God.
*Our season of prayer guide comes from Joan Gray’s book, Sailboat Church: Helping Your Church Rethink Its Mission and Practice.