“It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all seeds upon the earth; Yet after it is sown, it grows up and becomes the greatest of all garden herbs and puts out large branches, so that the birds of the air are able to make nests and dwell in its shade” Mark 4:31-32
Planting faith as small as a mustard seed can grow into a great harvest, but it must first begin with good soil. The soil that is good is the heart that has the desire to habitually walk upright before the Lord, those who possess a longing to know and live obedient for Him. We must be mindful of what we allow into our lives that would influence our judgement and actions (Mark 4:24). If we diligently keep our hearts clean and free of thorns, thistles and the cares of this world, which will utterly choke and suffocate us (Mark 4:7), we can live a sacrificial life that is pleasing to Jesus. Worldly ambitions will only stunt our growth in spiritual matters and eventually kill us (John 10:10). Our Father in heaven wants to give us the desires of our heart, but for us to see it we must tend to our garden and provide the necessary conditions for it to take root. Then we will be able to have the manifestation of the thirty, sixty, hundred fold blessing spring for in our life and the lives of those around us (Mark 4:8).