Jesus said to the crowds: “This is how it is with the kingdom of God; it is as if a man were to scatter seed on the land and would sleep and rise night and day and through it all the seed would sprout and grow, he knows not how. Of its own accord the land yields fruit, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. And when the grain is ripe, he wields the sickle at once, for the harvest has come.” He said, “To what shall we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable can we use for it? It is like a mustard seed that, when it is sown in the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on the earth. But once it is sown, it springs up and becomes the largest of plants and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the sky can dwell in its shade.” With many such parables he spoke the word to them as they were able to understand it. Without parables he did not speak to them, but to his own disciples he explained everything in private.
Size matters in the Kingdom of God. Not physical size, but the size of our Faith matters greatly. It matters Eternally. As we walk through life, we are challenged by satan and this world in order to train us for the Next World. While we might not always “feel” the Holy Spirit working in us to grow our Faith over the courses of our lifetimes, we are constantly reminded by Scripture that that’s exactly what He’s doing to those that remain Faithful in Him and His Laws. So, rather than worrying about how this Spiritual Growth process works specifically, let’s live like the farmers of this world who plant their fields regardless and then Trust God to bring the water needed for the growth. Let’s Obey His Rules while we continue to Grow in the Fruits of the Spirit. For it is better to Gain the Eternal, than to squander the temporary.