God’s kingdom doesn’t just encompass the big church down the street. It’s as small as our own households and as tiny as our own daily lives. Sometimes we forget the mustard seeds at home, and although the crosses on our wall or the signs in our house from Hobby Lobby might say it, we might lose track of where our household is. However, if we work together in our households, we can be part of the growth of God’s kingdom.
In marriage, we can help our spouse stay rooted in God’s word. In our homes, we can nurture our families with love. In our communities, we can find ways we can devote our time or money to God’s kingdom each day. By prayerfully committing to God’s kingdom in all places big and small, we can build thriving households that honor God.
So how do we take the steps to build our household and grow our homes into places that are part of God’s kingdom?
Mark 4:30-32 says: And he said, “With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable shall we use for it? It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown on the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth, yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes larger than all the garden plants and puts out large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade.”