I was running errands today listening to the radio and heard the most amazing analogy. They were talking about seeds. How we can learn so much from them. The commentator first spoke of how small seeds are. Most seeds are very small. They mentioned how Yeshua (Jesus) mentioned the mustard seed as an example. (A very small seed indeed). He could have used any seed in His creation. ..a pumpkin seed for example. .. much larger in size; but He chose the mustard seed, and God never says anything without huge and multifaceted significance.
At this point the Spirit “took over” and the commentary ran in the background while He spoke to my heart. How little and tiny; almost hardly worth recognizing the mustard seed is. Yet it does grow into a huge fixture in a garden. What it takes for God to work in us amounts to what we often over look as insignificant. Or daily little comings and goings. .. duties. .. chores. The simple act of greeting someone. .. stopping to go and welcome a loved one home. And then He showed me a real kicker.
We often know in our heads how much sleeping is a “good thing”… we even look forward to a good night’s rest. But we often discount how God works in it. Namely because we do so little but surrender to our exhausted bodies! Sleep is a mustard seed. ..
Again I was drawn back into the radio program. Now they were speaking about the planting of a seed. How it goes into the dark, dirty soil and is covered up by more dark and dirty soil to start to germinate.
Again, with my mouth dropping at the profoundly new perspective I was beginning to see; the radio tuned into a back channel and the Spirit ran out in front of my car and said, “Follow Me”. I was fixed upon His knee.
We too often think God comes to a clean place. .. Instead of to come clean a place. The difference is huge. We can be so distracted by “cleaning ourselves up” or prepping our own soil. .. that we are blind to the heavy yoke we choose instead of the one Yeshua invited us to take upon our shoulders. While we were yet sinners. .. Christ died for us! He was planted into our dark and dirty hearts! The producing of fruit is all His work. Done under ground if you will, where we think He does not go. .. dark and dirty. .. buried and dead. .. yet brimming with Life potential because He died and went into that very dead darkness to “fertilize” those places where death reigned with His Work on the Cross. We must allow Him to work in those dark and dirty places… Those are why He is here. .. why He came. .. it is the Kingdom work. Just like when we sleep. .. In a darkened room without any voluntary cooperation seemingly on our part. .. but we surrender to the process. .. Christ comes into our hearts and we need only rest and watch and wait to see how He expertly turns the dark dirty soil into food and nutrients to form the new creature He is making. He takes this seemingly small seed of our trust (because we all know how “big” this seed really is) and makes such a plant, such a creation! It fairly made me want to dump all my dark and dirty parts right out into the seat I was sitting in! I was so amazed at Adonai. .. and His amazing works. I felt like David. .. unable to keep the praise and worship from rolling out of my heart! Listing from one thing to another all the deeds He does that makes Him so great! All of the sudden I was running errands of His glory instead of the silly list for my silly house and duties.
There was nothing especially new in what I was hearing today. I just leap and jump and praise and shout how God reflects everything He has purposed to do in us in everything He has ever done! There is no place we can’t find Him. .. proving, proving, proving to us His Love and trustworthiness! I love it! I went out to “run errands” and He ran one too! Right here inside my dark and dirty heart showing me where He has made a bloom that reaches up to His Light from those dark and dirty places and makes things new!
In further study and research I “stumbled” onto this blog and found the best seed study I’ve ever seen. It’s got 12 parts. .. but it’s worth every second of time! For those who live to “dig deep”… this will make you grow!
Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah