by Danny Tariman

“The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field” (Mt 13:31)

Three years ago, my family received a call to “go and proclaim the gospel” . At first I took it aside. But in the weeks and months that followed, the “Voice” grew louder and clearer. Finally, we said, “Yes, Lord, we will go!”, leaving friends and acquaintances behind.

We do not know how to proceed, but we started as a family of four (myself, my wife and our 2 teenage children) doing Bible Study right in our home. With the help of our small cassette player, we sung praises and worshiped the Lord in full intensity, and I do the teaching.

Two months later, the Lord opened up for us a bigger audience in the parish – about 35 to 40, and then again after a few months, another mission field opened letting us bring the Good News to people in different places!

Like the proverbial mustard seed, the Word of God that He allowed us to sow, grew and blossomed. I can’t help but thank the Lord when we hear testimonies of healing, changed lives, deliverance, and others.

We served the Lord. And we continue on serving Him. Indeed “the gifts and and the call of God are irrevocable” (Rom 11:29) – Danny T

Do you hear the Lord calling you? Just say “Yes” and He will equip you.

Lord, thank you for calling us. Let Your fresh anointing be upon us today.

[This reflection was first published in Didache on July 28, 2008]