Jet lag woke me up early the other morning. As it turns out, living six hours ahead of home time makes readjusting a bit tricky. Since I was wide awake, I spent time reflecting & praying about my time in London living in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea – THE dreamiest place I’ve ever been, though a world away from sweet home Birmingham.
My word for 2018 is strength, & that morning I decided its color is mustard seed.
Amidst the London fog, I was drawn to everything yellow & sunny on my trip. Yellow hats, yellow purses, yellow scarves, yellow houses called flats, yellow macaroons, yellow doors, yellow bicycles.
I bought a purse from a favorite London local shop & later discovered my purse’s color to be called mustard grain. It made me think of Matthew 13 & 17 – stories about a tiny mustard seed & its incredible strength.
Mustard seeds beautifully tell the story of faith & strength even in the smallest of things. Faith as small as a mustard seed can move mountains!
“For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ & it will move, & nothing will be impossible for you.” -Matthew 17:20
In pursuit of being a business owner & using God’s gifts to grow my company, He is guiding me in growing my faith – one mustard seed at a time. Even when I feel small or something I want to accomplish seems impossible, I dwell in strength & faith, mustard seed style. All it takes is one seed to grow a garden. My prayer is to see spots of sunshine amidst fog & living in mustard seed light. Seeds don’t let fog stunt their growth – they continue growing upward towards the sun until the fog clears. It’s the kind of strength I’m pressing into – starting with faith even as small as a mustard seed, watering it with the Word, & having patience through growth time with fruits of the Spirit.
Let’s scatter mustard seeds together, shall we? You never know what could grow.
“The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took & sowed in his field. It is the smallest of seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants & becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come & make nests in its branches.” -Matthew 13:31-32
N E W mustard seed collection coming soon.