Jesus loved to tell stories! The new testament of the Bible is filled with them. Here are two that describe what the Kingdom of God” looks like and how it works. Curious?
From God's Word to us from Matthew 13:31-35 (from the Message Bible by Eugene H. Peterson)
“God’s kingdom is like an acorn that a farmer plants. It is quite small as seeds go, but in the course of years it grows into a huge oak tree, and eagles build nests in it.”
“God’s kingdom is like yeast that a woman works into the dough for dozens of loaves of barley bread—and waits while the dough rises.”
“All Jesus did that day was tell stories—a long storytelling afternoon. His storytelling fulfilled the prophecy: I will open my mouth and tell stories; I will bring out into the open things hidden since the world’s first day.”
Your life is telling a story… what story is your life telling to others?
What is God trying to do in your life to rewrite your story?
When you work the story of God and His love for you into every part of your life, the old story that was your old life will begin to work its way out of your life.
When you plant the love of God in your heart, it begins to grow and change you, and overtime, it will change your life in small and big ways. And God will give you what you need to tell the new story of what is happening to you and in you.
As a follower of Jesus, your life is telling a story, and it is a story worth telling because Jesus has not only change your story but He has changed your life. Tell it to the world.
Jesus works the “world” out of your life and the Kingdom of God into your life so you can share the story of God with everyone in this life.
What story is your life telling?