30 Jul Seeding is Believing (Matt 13:31) by Dr. Rich Reich
“He proposed another parable to them. ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that a person took and sowed in a field.'” ~ Matthew 13:31 (full readings)
Rich’s Reflections: The Lord wants us to sow mustard seeds. Physically, for the sower this is an easy job. While the mustard seed is not the smallest seed in the world (this title goes to certain orchids in the tropical rainforest), the mustard seed (shown in the picture) is very small compared to most seeds. This extremely small size may discourage the sower in thinking that they are not having an impact in growing the Kingdom of God. As Christians, we are often discouraged in our battle to end abortion. We may be led to believe that the things that we are doing (e.g., praying peacefully in front of abortion clinics, sharing Pro-Life literature with others, educating others about the horrible truth of abortion) do not matter. We need to have faith and believe that the seeds that we are planting are significant and are making a difference. We are God’s co-workers. All we need to do is plant the seeds, and God will make them grow (1 Cor 4:6-9). Lord, increase my faith that I may understand that even the small things that I do for Your will make a big difference in Your light. Amen.
* Dr. Rich Reich is the co-founder of the LIFE Group Devotions and the National LIFE Runners Team. He is married to Erica and lives in Satellite Beach, FL. Full bio.
Faith Challenge: Do not be discouraged in the little things you do. God will make them grow.
Feast Day: St. Peter Chrysologus
Faith Quote: “We can do no great things; only small things with great love.” ~ Blessed Mother Teresa
* Pray/Fast: Prayer connects us with God’s will & His miracles, changing us & helping others. Fast from things that take your eyes off Jesus. Those who pray together stay together, and close to God!
* Save Unborn (& family): Abortion (images) is #1 death cause (22% pregnancies). Prov 24:11 & Jer 1:5. “A great poverty that a child must die that you might live as you wish.” Mother Teresa.
* Evangelize: Make room for unbelievers & re-evangelization of self, by way of prayer (relationship) and following Christ’s example of love (service/spassage/?searchacrifice/mercy). Mt 28:19.