Most people want to experience and even know God. But too often God seems elusive, mystical, unattainable. But maybe we’re trying too hard. Maybe it’s so much better, more attainable, and more real than we ever thought.
Why did Jesus use parables? What do they even mean? In this short section of Jesus’ parables in Mark, Jesus is doing a little show and tell for his audience. He invites us into a new way of seeing and experiencing life in the Kingdom of God. This week (in the parable of the Sower) we’ll do some soil analysis and find that our “soil” determines our experience in the Kingdom of God.
We were created for more than we have yet to imagine. But often, we settle for so much less because we fail to make a few simple yet powerful choices. It is time we choose to take our place in the Kingdom of God.
We want our lives to have significance… to be significant. But most of our moments seem so insignificant. The Kingdom of God revolutionizes true significance and shows us that every moment is an opportunity to discover that there is more.
We all want more than this. In order to find it, we think we need to be more than… “them.” We carry the heavy and unrealistic expectations of others and ourselves to be more than. But what if what we are looking for is found in the opposite? What if we find more in being less?