“Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up,
the seed sprouts and grows,
though he does not know how”
(Mark 4:27)

Something is happening within you.

Day and night, whether you are aware of it or not, the seed of new life planted by God is growing. There may be times when it appears to grow quite quickly for the ground within you is open and clear. At other times it may hardly seem to move at all. This may be because it has encountered a spot that is hard-packed and tight, or else a seemingly solid stone is in the way, or because it is waiting for something.

However the growth will not be stopped but will continue. For the Kingdom of God, represented by this seed, is irresistible. We may facilitate the growth through the openness and intimacy of our relationship with the Lord, and our willing submission to His will. But the power that enables the seed to grow against all odds, and the water that feeds it on its way, come not from us but from the Spirit of God Himself.

The Good News of the Gospel that is the power for the salvation of everyone who believes (Roman 1:16) is this small seed that grows into the fullness of salvation. It is the Living Word of Jesus Christ spoken by God into the world and which will accomplish everything that He wills and determines – in each of us as well.

“so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
and achieve the purpose for which I sent it”
(Isaiah 55:11)

As a believer in Christ, no matter how small your faith might seem,  you are a child of God – and He is at work within you in a very personal way.

Continue to open the doors of your life to the Lord – you can trust Him with what is inside.


Dear Lord God, as best as I am able, I invite You into every area of my life – to cleanse and heal, transform and develop me. May the seed You have planted grow freely and bear much fruit in a way that will delight You. Amen.