Matthew 17:20 NIV ”He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.””
As we have seen, the mustard seed-faith principle is that no matter how small your seed is, your visions for its growth be without limits. This means you can take the seed you have currently, no matter how little, plant it and with a vision and expectation of a great harvest, you continually cultivate it until it multiplies. Though your seed may be small, let the vision for growth be limitless.
Jesus in Mark 4:26-28 taught another important lesson on the power of a seed. He said, “The Kingdom of God is like a farmer who scatters seed on the ground. 27 Night and day, while he’s asleep or awake, the seed sprouts and grows, but he does not understand how it happens. 28 The earth produces the crops on its own. First a leaf blade pushes through, then the heads of wheat are formed, and finally the grain ripens” (NLT). Jesus sums up the Kingdom of God in the principle of a seed to help our paradigm.
The seed (i.e. prayer, information, thoughts, words, and assets. All of which must have their roots in the primary seed, the word of God) is planted by internalizing it in your heart, with a resolve to reap a harvest. Then from planting, begin to cultivate the seed; this means that you are nurturing the seed. You keep the ground, which is your heart fertile by staying focused on what it is you desire, and making sure your attitude and actions are in line with your expectation. You are weeding by removing everything that is contrary to your vision and avoiding negative talk and actions. The wonderful thing is that Jesus said, “the seed sprouts and grows, but he does not understand how it happens.” Don’t worry about how things will come to fruition, you just do the planting, have faith in the principle, and remain diligent, the harvest will surely come.
Scriptures to Meditate: Hab.2:2-4, Gen.8:2; 26:12-13, Jam.5:7, Eccl.11:6