Mark 4:32 NIV | “Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds can perch in its shade.”
There are levels and stages in our walk with God. Every stage counts. It’s not what we do, but what we continue to do, that makes us make progress in God. The only way to grow into our divinity is to be planted.
To get something of value, you have to give up something of value. To experience true freedom, you have to give up your freedom to God. To walk with God, you have to bind yourself to God. This is the mystery of exchange. Our humanity is given to us as a seed to be given up to harvest our divinity. It should never be seen as a seed to be eaten.
Until the mustard seed was planted, its numerous benefits could not be realised. Until you’re broken like that alabaster jar, you cannot scent. Until you die to the desires of your flesh, and get purified by the fiery furnace of the Spirit, you cannot be a vessel fit for the Master’s use. Receive the grace to die daily!