DIG for Monday the 11th of January…..keep sowing seeds…..Mark 4 v 14

Tidying up my desk tonight I found some notes I had made a few months ago, notes about my ministry and what I had to do in the future.

Written in big bold letters was the following; keep sowing seeds.

This was a wonderful reminder of how important the Word of God is, and how vital it is to teach this so that people can understand.

In Mark 4 when we read the parable of the sower, we find out that the seed described here is the Word of God, His Scripture.

In order to see fruit in our lives we need to “plant” the Word of God, then see it “grow” in our lives.

As the Word works in our heart we will see manifestation of fruit, or blessings.

There is one key element to this process, and that key is understanding.

If a person does not understand the seeds (or the Word of God) that they hear then it can be stolen away from them by the enemy (Matthew 13 v 19).

Once Scripture is understood it can germinate and grow, thus producing fruit.

But there is a start to this process that requires to be done, even before understanding.

This may sound obvious, but someone has to sow the seed; someone has to speak out and teach the Word of God.

And this is not just the job of the pastor; we can all speak out the Word of God, we can all sow the truth into the lives of our family, friends and acquaintances.

I have been challenged again tonight to keep sowing seeds.

I challenge you also, keep sowing seeds.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for your Word, thank you that is it the incorruptible seed that I can plant into the lives of others”.

Mark 4 v 14…..The sower soweth the word

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DIG for Sunday the 10th of January….never underestimate the power of a wee quiet prayer…..Proverbs 18 v 21

I had the privilege yesterday of sharing some valuable time with a lovely old lady who is very poorly at the moment.

As I was about to leave for some lunch I leaned in to give her a hug.

“Say a wee prayer for me darling”, was her request.

I had been praying at her bedside, however there and then I whispered a quick and quiet prayer into her ear.

I spoke out peace and rest I think, among other things.

My friend visibly relaxed, her breathing became deeper and her whole body became more peaceful; it really was wonderful to see.

My friend; never let anyone say prayer does not work, that prayer is a waste of time.

In this context my prayer was speaking out over a person, speaking good things into their life and that is as valuable a prayer as anything.

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and we have the power to speak goodness into the life of a person (Proverbs 18 v 21).

Powerful prayer is not about shouting, about length and it is not about using King James English; it can be quiet and it can be short, but it needs to be positive and assertive.

I heard a preacher saying that the most powerful prayer is “help”; let me tell you, another very powerful prayer is telling another human being, “I’m here to help”.

Speak out good things today; bless someone with a wee quiet prayer this morning.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that death and life are in the power of the tongue, I choose to speak out life today”.

Proverbs 18 v 21…..Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof