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Have you ever felt like you didn’t know what God was going to do with a circumstance or your life?
Today I was cleaning up our kitchen, a normal, usually every day, sometimes multiple times a day thing. But as I was sweeping underneath the kitchen table, I spied one of our dried October beans from the photo shoot I’d done for the heirloom seed giveaway last week (you can still enter our Annual Heirloom Seed Giveaway here).
I almost swept up the stray bean into the dust pan. After all, it’s just one little ole bean.
But as I stared at that bean, I felt God whisper this, “It may look like just a dried up small bean, but once planted, how many beans will come from that one? You can’t count the beans you’ll get from the first year’s harvest, or the other plants this one bean will give life to, but I can.”
How like our lives is that bean? We can’t know how one word, one small act, can ripple out and change others. We can’t know how one moment will impact the rest of our lives, but God does. http://ctt.ec/g20ea+ @MelissaKNorris #faith Click to Tweet He sees beyond our moment, beyond the here and now, to the what will become.
I don’t know about you, but I want to be that bean. I want to plant myself in God’s word, in God’s truth, and see what happens when I grow for Him.
After all, if one small bean can give growth to many lifetimes of harvests for many families, how much more can you and I as people do? Will you join me?
Melissa K. Norris inspires people's faith and pioneer roots with her books, podcast, and blog. Melissa lives with her husband and two children in their own little house in the big woods in the foothills of the North Cascade Mountains. When she's not wrangling chickens and cattle, you can find her stuffing Mason jars with homegrown food and playing with flour and sugar in the kitchen.