DayBreaks for 7/09/14 – With God and Three Pennies
Mark 4:8-9 (NLT) Still other seeds fell on fertile soil, and they sprouted, grew, and produced a crop that was thirty, sixty, and even a hundred times as much as had been planted!” Then he said, “Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand.”
Mother Teresa of Calcutta, India died as a world-known and much beloved figure. But no one would have thought, when she first began, that she would have attained such influence throughout the world. What, after all, did she have to recommend her? She was a very tiny woman and she started with the most meager of resources. When she discovered her call, Mother Teresa told her superiors, “I have three pennies and a dream from God to build an orphanage.
“Mother Teresa,” her superiors said, “you can’t build an orphanage with three pennies . . . with three pennies you can’t do anything.
“I know,” she said, smiling, “but with God and three pennies I can do anything.”
Mother Teresa understood the principle of the seed. It takes very little — but very little blessed by God — and miracles can occur. This, of course is akin to Jesus’ teaching elsewhere, that faith only the size of a mustard seed can produce an enormous bush (Matthew 17:20). That is a constant law in God’s world.
What do you have? Perhaps it is just a wild and crazy sounding idea that God has put into your mind and heart. Perhaps all you have is that idea or passion and three pennies. What God has done once, He can do again if we act on His call.
PRAYER: Too often, Lord, we look at what we hold in our hand and forget what You hold in Yours!! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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