Isn’t it incredible what has exploded in just three weeks? I am more than excited about my experiment. But there is a big problem! The pot it too small. There is no space for growth for the new sweet potatoes. That is something I should have taken into consideration from the start. I guess I will just have to enjoy the green leaves and forget about the “harvest.”
I have been thinking this morning about everything there is to learn from the seed and the soil and the watering and the growth… every little part has a spiritual lesson to teach us.
One of the main lessons is the FAITH involved. I must have faith in the seed. As the sower, I must have faith in the seed, faith in the soil, faith in the sun and the rain, but most of all faith in the Creator of the seed and the soil and the sun and the rain!
Most of the time we don’t think about this. We take so many things for granted. But there is so much power hidden in a seed. This “seed” is big, but there is the same power in the tiniest of seeds, like the mustard seed that Jesus talked about.
And he said, “With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable shall we use for it? 31 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown on the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth, 32 yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes larger than all the garden plants and puts out large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade.” Mark 4:3o-32
“For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20
It doesn’t matter if it is big or small, there is the same potential in a seed. But there is one thing needed to see growth, and that is patience. You have to believe that something is happening underground! If I should dig up my “seed” to check how it is doing, I would ruin the whole thing! The evidence above ground tells me something is happening in the dark, in the “invisible” world. In due time I can look for the fruit, but not now! In this case, there will be no new sweet potatoes because I have not provided the environment this seed needs. It has no space to grow!
I could go on with the lessons to learn, but I’ll let you think about it. Let me give you a quote about what happens in the spiritual realm. Faith is what our life and experience with God is built on. When Jesus walked on earth he looked for faith in people. Time and again you can find that people had “faith to be healed,” and they were healed. “Your faith has made you whole,” Jesus would say.
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1
I have planted a seed in the soil of faith! I will water it with prayer! And I will believe in the Maker of the Seed for something incredible to happen.
I’ll tell you about it in a few words. Maybe you can provide me with some resources. What I want to do is some 15-minute videos of Salt and Pepper and the Treasure Club. I think it would be a fun way to teach children life-lessons. If you are not familiar with Salt and Pepper, check it out here:
I have to redo my stories to make them video episodes. They can also be puppet skits. Or they can be skits for kids to act out. The possibilities are endless.
This is my latest “seed of faith,” planted in the “soil of faith.” I need help.
- I need CREATIVITY to write the episodes.
- I need PEOPLE to help me pull this together.
- I need MONEY to pay for the project.
- I need RESOURCES–technical resources of all kinds.
- I need FAVOR–favor with God and men!
Will you help me pray for this project? And all the other projects I have going on! One would think that at my age I would have run out of ideas (I’ve passed the 70 mark!). It’s the opposite. I have so many ideas I would need another life to accomplish them all!
One more thing. I have a helping hand. Will you pray for my current helpers?
- CRISTINA is my assistant in Peru. What would I do without her?
- ABSALOM is my excellent artist in Costa Rica.
- XIMENA is my dear friend and helper in Bolivia.
- NANCY is my friend in the USA who translates my stories to English.
- PILAR is a teacher in Mexico who will make the audio on the videos we have.
This will be all for today! Do you have any seeds to plant? Put them in the soil of faith and water them with prayer. There is no telling what the Maker of the Seed will do!