Matthew 13:31,32: “The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: which is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.”
A mustard seed is small. It is the least of all seeds but isn’t intended to stay that way. It starts out least, but is to grow to be the greatest among herbs. We are told in Zechariah 4:10 not to despise the day of small beginnings. What begins small may grow to unfathomable size. Elijah’s servant saw a cloud about the size of a man’s hand, and it watered all of Israel. God’s very own kingdom started out as a stone which smote the kingdoms of this world, but grew and filled the whole earth.
And it is the little things we do that causes growth. For a mustard seed, a little sunshine, and a little rain causes it to grow. But how does the man or woman of God grow? Isaiah 28:10 says, “For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little.”
It is the little things done consistently over a long period of time that causes growth. Erosion over long periods of time wear away through rock and stone. Savings, and great wealth are built up a penny at a time.
Don’t despise the extra 10 minutes you have now and then. Don’t dismiss the change you throw in the drawer. Don’t look down on the fact you pray only 10 minutes a day, or only read 1 chapter of the Word a week. You are growing, and there is always something to say about improvement.