Sunday, 12th July 2015
Again He said, “What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it? It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth. Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds can perch in its shade.” (Mark 4:30-32)
The word, ‘kingdom’, as sourced from the dictionary, means a territory ruled by kings/queens; or a spiritual realm of God. When we talk about a territory, we will relate to it being defended, and therefore being in the kingdom of God, we are being protected, of course, by God. The Kingdom of God is coming to this earth faster than we can imagine, and in order to enter it, we need to have a childlike heart.
Emily reminded us today not to go through life not-living.
We need to know that the Kingdom of God lives within us. It’s small and it’s very big. In order to plant this seed to produce the Kingdom of God in our lives, we need two sources:
1. Living Water – the Word of God
2. Sun – the Son
If someone spoke something against us in the past, when we took it, we started to plant it in our lives and created something for ourselves that did not exist before. Therefore, we should speak against it back, and do not let the negative seeds root in our lives.
We should aim for a life that is desirable by others, when people see us, they see the Kingdom, and they see home. When people see us, they will want to live like us, to live in where we live. The only way the Kingdom will grow within us, is to let others in; let us practice it today!