Sunday, June 24, 2012

Heaven is like Yeast

"He told them still another parable:  'The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into a large amount of flour until it worked all through the dough.' "

Have you ever made bread from scratch?  I have and the yeast is the most important ingredient  - it is a living organism - without it the bread would not grow, it would not rise.  The yeast touches every grain of flour in the dough and works together with the other ingredients to make a loaf of bread. 

I believe this verse symbolizes not only the Holy Spirit working in us as Christians - working in every part of our being (mind, body and soul).  But also, it symbolizes all of us working together to make up the church - the kingdom of heaven.  Without that yeast (our heavenly Father, Jesus our savior and the Holy Spirit) we are nothing - we are just a pile of flour blown away by a draft.  This yeast penetrates every part of the dough and transforms it into a delicious and nutritious staple. It's the same with our life - we must allow the Holy Spirit to work through every aspect of our life and transform us into an image of Jesus.

"Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children" Ephesians 5:1

When making bread - there have been times when I did not follow the directions exactly or maybe the temperature was not perfect and the bread was a flop - it did not rise or bake up correctly.  It is the same with our life - there might be 1 area of our life where we are not following God's instructions, 1 area that we have not allowed the Holy Spirit to infiltrate.  Even though it might only be 1 problem area - that is enough to affect our entire life in a negative way. 

Let us allow our heavenly Father, Jesus our savior and the Holy Spirit to enter every aspect of our life so that we will be able to rise to any problem that comes our way.


  1. Very interesting! Have a nice day!!

  2. " that we will be able to rise to any problem that comes our way."

    That's why I meet God in the morning, every day. Thanks Angie.


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