The Kingdom of God


Reading in Luke chapter 13 today, I ran across the descriptions of the Kingdom of God given by Christ in verses 18 through 21.  The Lord Jesus first says the Kingdom of God is like “mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his garden.  It grew and became a tree, and the birds of the sky nested in its branches.” Next, Jesus describes the Kingdom of God as “yeast that woman took and mixed into 50 pounds of flour until it spread through the entire mixture.”  The thought occurred to me that the presence and influence of God in our lives is aptly described as something that may at first seem insignificant, but spreads to permeate every area of our life.  It may seem like a “small thing” when we come to understand and acknowledge the saving grace of God.  A walk down the aisle of a church or a simple “sinner’s prayer” may not seem like much at the time.  But when God’s presence and influence in our life is genuine, we discover that it spreads throughout our entire being, influencing the way we talk, the way we think, the way we react.  The “birds of the sky” in our life, those little fleeting things that appear then fade away, come to “nest” in our relationship with God.  Like the flour leavened with a little yeast, our whole life comes under the influence of His authority and purpose.  May God make it ever more so in me.  Blessings of grace to you in Christ, our Lord!

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~ by brotherfaron on December 10, 2009.

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