This week I have been mentally working through some of the projects I have put on my plate. I want them to happen. They must happen. Some of them are small and almost cute. Some of them are big and intimidating—bigger than I am—really big. Bigger than I can accomplish.
Ya’ll saw my tomato plants I brought to church the other week. Have you ever planted a seed like that? Stuck it in the ground, expecting it to grow? I’ve heard via text from a friend that while I’ve been gone, my precious plants have been neglected and have been scorched by the sun from lack of watering. So sad. Prophetic? Yikes, I hope not! But a warning for sure, that if he hadn’t come along they would have crispified, and this week all my investments would have perished.
Now what about my big plans? What about all of yours? Do we really think that anything we start will take root, grow up, and actually produce something good, something that will make a difference?
Jesus lays out in Scripture that if we have faith even the size of a mustard seed, we can move mountains. That’s truly amazing, and we can believe and act on that promise. But even mustard seeds won’t grow up to maturity unless they’re watered regularly.
We have some big mountains here that we are want- ing to move. Huge mountains in our families, in society, and even in our own church. We, by just planting those seeds, show our faith that something can be done—that something can be changed. And here I have a simple reminder, but a vital one for our mountain moving ahead: keep your faith well watered as we take action! Don’t forget to drink regularly from Christ, the Source of living water—or truly, our faith will thoroughly crispify, and those mountains we want moved will stay right where they have stood for far too long.
May God bless you all.