As Jesus described things He used yeast to shine a light on fear (yeast of the religious leaders) to be cautious of and yeast of Love (see below for results! Both have long lasting and implications Long after the memory of your life has faded! Consider what yeast you are using because:
A little bit goes a LOOOOONG way!!
“What is the kingdom of God like?”
God is Love so in my way of thinking the kingdom of God IS the kingdom of Love. With that in mind how would Jesus answer His own question above?
“Then Jesus asked, “What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it to? It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds perched in its branches.” Again he asked, “What shall I compare the kingdom of God to? It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds of flour until it worked all through the dough.” – Luke 13:18-21
A little bit of Love grows a long way. That’s how I would sum up this passage if I had to do so in a short phrase. A tiny mustard seed makes a tree for birds to rest and find shelter.
A little bit of Love provides a place for rest and shelter for the weary traveler who has faced and endured the many storms of life. Are you that tree?
A little bit of yeast put into sixty pounds of flour until it is “worked all through the dough.” Are you that yeast that can be worked through a great amount of dough?
You can love like this but only if your love comes from above. Only the Love that is not judgmental or arrogant will work. Only Love that is true Love can change the world.
This is why the Grace of God is so very important. Grace that says we are no longer under law and I am not your judge. Grace that says “I love you” not “I love you if you change” or “I love you if you believe like me.”
Does a hungry man care about where the yeast came from? Does a bird who is exhausted from flying give a big fat poop what kind of branch they are on?
LOVE like there is no tomorrow because there isn’t for many that will come into your path. God has a unique set of people who desperately need the Love that He can and will send through you so open up, stop judging and LOVE!
Here is a meditation for you to start the day with:
Find a quiet place where you hopefully won’t be disturbed. Sit or lie comfortably and take several deep breaths in and out through the nose. When you are relaxed get a picture of you sharing Love with someone while you breathe in and out say this to yourself:
Breathe in and say:
“God is Love”
Breathe out and say:
“Love through me”
Be ready to have an amazing day looking for places to let His Love flow through you. Today you will plant a mustard seed and soon many will take comfort from it. Today you will add yeast to the flour and multitudes will feed on it forever.
Don’t worry- Be Grace-Full!