These Small Seeds Make One Big Life

by | Jul 24, 2015 | Identity, Sabbath


May you know today that the details of your life are scattered like small seeds dropped on fertile ground over each day of the past week. You may not realize how a smile gives a stranger hope or words flowing freely from your lips are honey to bitter circumstance for an eavesdropper.

Take comfort. The grains of the way God made you, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant, sow into the Kingdom and grow into branches for others to rest upon. When you are tempted to think your minutes, hours and weeks are mundane, overlooked castaways, remember that the character of Christ is inscrutable.

Our most fulfilling moments are not in big things figured out but in smallness deeply embedded in the mystery.

Happy Sabbath Friends!


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  1. Lynn D. Morrissey

    Shelly, I see small seeds flourish continuously (sometimes more slowly than others), and a great way to witness God’s interweavings/plantings is through journaling, which you just told me earlier He has done for you. Blessings on your Sabbath sojourn and on all those seeds sprouting.

  2. Nancy Ruegg

    A short post that speaks volumes, Shelly. Love your examples of ordinary moments that might very well cause extraordinary results, like overheard comments–not even intended for the one who gains the most. Thank you for your inspiration that keeps us ever mindful to be instruments of God’s Spirit.

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