Monday, March 20, 2023
Every day I feel like I do not do enough to even put a dent into what Christ has done for me; the Easter story. Faith is not about works, but it is about sharing the testimony of Christ's impact on my life with those he places in my path each day.
I have found that understanding that everything is of God because this is who I choose to serve, and he has a plan because he is the God of organization. Satan tries to create battles and great storms, so I must continue to be armored up. I trust that God is with me and will guide me in everything, and it will be good.
So, here's the deal. I'm great at stressing over not being good enough, not doing enough, or not being a beneficial follower of Christ. You get it, I'm sure! But, what I have discovered that works well for me is that I wake up every day with the desire to follow, to enjoy the connections, relationships, and servanthood opportunities that may seem very small to me but that God uses in big ways. God affirms me, and I love that he shows me the good he does with my little and simple and that it is enough.
Matthew 13:31-32, He presented another parable to them, saying, "The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field; and this is smaller than all other seeds, but when it is full grown, it is larger than the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and nest in its branches."
My parents once gave me a mustard seed necklace. I have since lost it, but I have never lost the story it taught me!
He replied, "Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you." Matthew 17:20