And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’
I haven’t written a Mustard Seed in a couple of months. I had just about decided that it was time to move on to something else. After nearly ten years, I was pretty sure that it had run its course. I had not received a call or even an email asking why there had not been recent publications. No one has asked so no one must be reading them.
Last night, I decided that I would discontinue the Mustard Seed. I told God that since no one seemed to even notice they had stopped then there was no point. It was a very sad moment for me.
Today I got a phone call. “Hey, I haven’t seen a Mustard Seed in a while aren’t you writing them anymore?” I explained the situation to this young lady. She seemed disappointed to hear that I was discontinuing publishing the Seed. Before I could say anymore her husband called out from another room. “Hey, sorry to be eavesdropping but I heard what you said and immediately I heard “as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.” God says to tell you, that even if only one person is reading, you need to be writing. I think you need to pray and make sure that is what God wants. I think He wants you to keep writing.”
Well, I cried after that call and not just a little. I had swollen eyes and snot bubbles all over the place. My daughter came in and was in a panic for a moment wondering what I was going on about. That husband had a message for me, and he delivered it with an authority that I knew exactly where it came from. He and his wife ministered to me and renewed my desire to get back to the keyboard.
We have the ability and responsibility to minister to one another and should never shy away from obeying God when he speaks to us about another. The Holy Spirit spoke to this man and he obeyed. I am very grateful for his willingness to be an instrument for God.
I’ve been called to minister to others with the written word, so I better get to writing. I hope you will join me on some new adventures this year. Maybe invite some others to read along.
I am the Typist for Jesus.