It doesn’t matter whether it’s a practice or a game. There will be at least one player on the field that will ask: “hey, anybody got some seeds?” That’s right, sunflower seeds are a staple to the game of baseball. These days, they come in all kinds of flavors but any will do if you’re out of them. I wonder if the boys really think about the fact that they’re eating part of a flower?
Our FCA staff has begun a 40 day prayer journey from the book: “Draw the Circle” by Mark Batterson. On day 12, the devotion was titled: “Sow a Seed.” Most everyone has heard the parable of the mustard seed. But, think about it, every plant and tree comes from a tiny little seed. Every plant and tree has its distinct and multiple uses. The sequoia seed is the same size as the tomato seed. A flat black seed produces the sweet colorful watermelon. The peanut has 300 uses for it. And the tiniest of them all is the mustard seed and it actually provides all the nutrients you need to survive.
Faith, we all know what it is, but we seem to forget the seed principle when trouble hits us. We tend to think “why me” instead of what do want me to see God, “why not me.” The God of the universe can create a tree that is 300 feet tall, 2o feet wide and stands for 2 thousand years from a little seed can handle our problems. “Faith is a lot like that. It doesn’t look like much, but we never know what it can become. A little faith goes a long way; in fact, a little faith will last an eternity.”
“We want our prayers answered immediately. We worry far too much about outcomes instead of focusing on inputs. We can’t make things grow. All we can do is plant and water. But if we plant and water, God promises to give the increase. All of us go through times of spiritual, relational or financial famines. It seems like harvest will never come. The temptation is to stop planting, but my advice is simple, sow a seed. Keep praying, keep obeying, keep giving, keep loving, keep serving. If you keep sowing the right seeds, the harvest of the blessing will come in God’s time, in God’s way!”
IF WE DO THE LITTLE THINGS LIKE THEY ARE BIG THINGS, THEN GOD WILL DO THE BIG THINGS LIKE THEY ARE LITTLE THINGS.