A Seed Can Do What?

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One moment, I was working on my laptop. The next moment, I was cut off from e-mail, social media and the World Wide Web. My internet connection was lost. After restarting my computer, turning the modem off and on and checking my husband’s laptop, I knew the problem was mine alone.

My only option was to call for computer service. In this case, the call was made to my younger son who worked at a local computer business throughout high school. My son performed diagnostics on the computer and informed me that the problem was with the wireless card.

Since I needed a new wireless card, the old one had to come out. Something caught my son’s eye as he lifted out the card. He had found the true source of my problems. It wasn’t very big as it was the same size as a sesame seed. In fact, it was a sesame seed! That single seed had been lodged in the perfect place to disrupt the wireless card function. I had no idea that one misplaced sesame seed could wreak havoc with my computer and connection to the world.

This incident prompted me to think about the other seeds that I carry around and drop in life. What type of seeds do I plant on purpose or accidentally? Are there seeds of fear that hold me back? Are there seeds of doubt that stifle joy? Are there seeds of sin that result in chaos? Are there seeds of unforgiveness that destroy relationships? Or are there seeds that instill hope? Or seeds that promote peace everywhere I go?

We get to choose the seeds we carry around. God wants to give us seeds that bear fruit in His kingdom. Jesus shared kingdom truths in the Parable of the Mustard Seed. He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all your seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and perch in its branches” (Matthew 13:31-32). Don’t doubt the potential in a single seed!

Jesus encouraged our faith walk with these words. He replied, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea’ and it will obey you (Luke 17:6.) Don’t doubt the power of a single seed!

Let’s give God all our seeds, both the good and the bad. By placing our seeds in His hands, we will be amazed by what He can do with those seeds in our lives. In exchange, God plants seeds in us with the potential and power to grow and bear eternal fruit.

 

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5 thoughts on “A Seed Can Do What?

  1. A single sesame seed caused all the trouble! How amazing. Who said don’t sweat the small stuff? Yes, seeds matter. Jesus certainly knew that. Mustard-size faith matters! Something to think about as we consider the seeds in our lives.

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    • Donna, I love how you capture the theme of my blog posts in your comments with far fewer words than I used!

      There was one other lesson learned that wasn’t quite as spiritual or deep! “No eating at my computer!”

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  2. Wow Debbie I don’t understand Technology at all but you made it sound so simple, just a seed can mess up all the works and yes as you shared this is the same with us in our Christian Walk, especially the seeds of fear and doubt that Satan seeks to plant in our Thinking and Understanding. So what seeds are we consuming in our Lives, are they going to mess up God’s good works that He has prepared in advance for us to do.

    2 Timothy 2:19-21 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are His. And let every one that nameth the Name of Christ depart from iniquity. But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver but also of wood and of earth and some to honour and some to dishonour. If a man therefore purge himself from these he shall be a vessel unto honour sanctified and meet for the Master’s use and prepared unto every good work.

    Bless you greatly dear Sister in Christ Jesus – Annie.

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    • Annie, you ran with the analogy God gave to me! 🙂 I really liked your question, “So what seeds are we consuming in our lives, are they going to mess up God’s good works that He has prepared in advance for us to do.” That question hurts!

      Now, I did have some “signs” before it failed completely. I told my son that every time I moved my laptop, I would lose my internet connection. If I restarted the computer, I regained the connection. This went on for months.

      God gives us warnings too. We know that we could avoid so much trouble if we would “simply” turn to God and listen to His instruction! But rather, too often we wait until we can no longer “function” properly before we ask for help!

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