Useless Trip

Taco Bell is open late. Great. My son and I decided to go across town to visit their drive through Saturday night even though it was really late. The dog was disturbed by our late night venture and tried to follow us, as a matter of fact we came to the conclusion he did because we haven't seen him since. He made a run for the border and lost his way.

After we got home with our food, I found out I didn't have any food. The order was wrong. My son offered me his, but his order was not what I ordered and I didn't want it. What a useless trip. As I decided to go to bed and dream of tacos that I didn't get I noticed our little dog Tater Tot was not in his bed. Yes, we lost Tater Tot while making a taco run.

So the useless trip we made for tacos became 'uselesser' in my mind as we spent the next couple of hours looking for Tater Tot (also a useless trip) because we didn't find him.
A lost cause.

On the trip to Taco Bell all was well. Little did we know bliss would soon go amiss. We listened to the radio, talked, and laughed. There was one commercial that came on. Their slogan was, "feed, seed, and everything you need." My son said, "Hey, you can write about that." I said, "Yeah." He said, "No, really are you going to?" I felt the insistence in his voice and agreed to write about "feed, seed, and your every need."

The commercial, conversation, and promise to write were all forgotten until this morning when I begin to write about the useless trip. In the middle of the writing it occurred to me that the taco free, lost dog trip might not have been completely useless after all.

Where is the place that was advertised that has feed, seed, and everything you need? I suppose it was a feed store. I didn't listen to the entire commercial, just the catchy saying. Ooops. We all do need feed. Saturday night I thought I needed a taco. As it turned out I survived without it. Seed isnt something I would go out looking to buy I don't think. If I were a farmer I would need seed I guess. Of course a place where I could get my every need would be nice.
Oh, wait a minute, is that Wal-Mart? Do they have tacos?

Seriously as I thought about this subject that I was asked to write about, I thought of a place that does have feed, seed, and everything we need. It is a place that people often hear only a small catchy phrase about and never really know where this place is, or at least what all this place has waiting for them.

It is the place where our souls are fed. It is where seeds are planted in our heart. It is the place where our every need can be met. It is the Word of God. In God's Word we find Jesus spoke of a mustard seed.

Matthew 17:14 And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying, 15 Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water. 16 And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him. 17 Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me. 18 And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour. 19 Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? 20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

So from this passage we often hear the catch phrase "mustard seed faith." But where does this seed come from?
So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17
The Word feeds us and plants seeds that grow into faith! And our faith in God shows us that He will meet our every need everyday wherever we may go.
Another catch phrase that we often hear is "a light to my path." What is that light?
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105
So there you have it, the writing about feed, seed, and everything you need which grew from what I thought to be a useless trip.
The moral to this story is simple.
No trip is useless.
God has you here for a purpose. Don't be sad. He has seeds planted in you waiting to spring forth from your faith.
It is late, but this is not a lost cause. Don't get lost looking for something in the world to feed you and provide your needs.
Don't forget God's promises to you.
Allow God and His Word to guide you.