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When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart.
So I went. Then I came home. I had been dreading it, the weather forecast alone made me despondent, the fact that this would be the longest time that my boyfriend and I had spent together was cause for concern, as the long distance nature of our relationship has extended the getting to know you period somewhat, and the prospect of five days in a wet tent with someone who may not be all that they seem worried me a tad. 1,154 more words
Picture the scene some 2000 years ago – an ancient way of life where seed was broadcast manually from a basket. Inevitably, some fell on a path and was eaten by birds; some fell on stony ground and was blown away; some were strangled by weeds and failed to grow; but some seed fell into good soil where it grew and bore much fruit, yielding 30%, 60% and even 100%…pretty much a classic description of calls/sales ratio straight from an up-to-date sales training manual. 301 more words
Once more today sowing seeds is the predominant metaphor used in the Scriptures to get life lessons across. First it is Paul who says, “Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly and whoever sows bountifully will reap bountifully…for God loves a cheerful giver.” (2COR 9:6) Once again a song from the past, accompanied by energetic arm gestures, plays in my head. 188 more words