It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and it grew, and waxed a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it. – Luke 13:19
When this mustard seed was planted into me I had no idea what the use of it would be, all I knew at the time was that I had to water it an tend to it on a continuous basis. I had no background in gardening. But I did what I needed to do to keep it alive, and I kept whatever it was blooming in to. I was building a relationship with this seed and it spoke to me in ways no one else has. Yes, there was some confusion and uncomfortableness in the process. Some parts of the process is a blur. And the language I heard sometimes I just couldn’t grasp, but I felt the need to protect it; not allowing outsiders tell me anything different because despite the challenges, it was nurturing me. What I did not realize was that I was grooming myself and this seed was imparting in me the seed of knowledge; a gift from the Most High. I didn’t have to do anything for it, but just show up. Over time I became still and silent. I had to do what I was instructed to do and be patient.
My patience is paying off. The harvest that is stored up for me is greater than my current struggles, and now I’m comfortable being uncomfortable. That one seed of faith has now overwhelmed my garden and now its flowing into my storehouse. What seed is in your garden? Is it filled with worldly desires? Is it fruitful? Is your soil being spiritually nourished?
Kristina Cousar is a woman of many talents. The New York native is a mother of 3 who has faced a lot challenges and road blocks but it made her stronger by becoming a Covenant Partner and a Mentee. Kristina has been able to put fear behind her and she is now a Certified Chef and that’s only the beginning. She desires to be an example not only to single mothers but to anyone who is feeling hopeless.