I came across a post of a fellow writer and its message spoke to my heart. Faith is an interesting thing. We don’t need a lot of it for it to accomplish great things. Our job, as people of faith, like this verse states, is simply to do the planting. It isn’t up to you or me if the faith takes root and grows within someone; its not our responsibility to make sure something actually takes root any more than its our fault if it doesn’t. God will take care of the growth if we only allow it to happen. The problem I usually encounter is that I tend to get in the way. I want to feel like I’ve helped something wonderful occur; feel like I had a bit of role in the wonder. Like it or not, none of us actually do have a stake in that game. Plant the seed and let God nurture it into what it needs to be. As members of the faith community, we can then sit in the branches of the tree of faith that God brought forth – and shouldn’t that be enough?
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It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds perched in its branches.” Luke 13:19
If we could see your faith, would it be a strong tree with deep roots? Or would it be a flower withering away under the sun? The Word of God is the seed (Luke 8:11) And when we truly hear Gods word and listen, its takes root into our hearts and our faith begins to grow
Rooted and build up in Jesus , strengthened in the faith as we were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness (Colossians 2:7)
Jesus taught us about several scenarios when people hear the Word of God : Satan is always trying to distract us and remove the seed before it takes root (Matthew 13:4)
- Some people accept the Word of God but as soon as a trial comes along their faith falls apart because they don’t have deep roots (Matthew 13:5-6)
- Other people lose their faith because of the negative influences around them become stumbling blocks (Matthew 13:7)
- Others produce deep roots and grow strong faith in God and live a fruitful life (Matthew 13:8)
So which are you? Is your faith in God deep enough to withstand trials? Or does your faith wither?
For the grass whithers and the flowers fall, but the Word of God endures forever (Isaiah 40:80 in Jesus Name Amen