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Summary: Skilled - Practise through Discipline

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Skilled - Practise through Discipline

Proverbs 16:1-3

Pro 16:1 The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.

Pro 16:2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits.

Pro 16:3 Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.

THE SOWER

4 Grounds

•Comfort zone (Vasadiyaana Mandalam) is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.

•Grass is not green on your side because you have not watered it.

•The outcome is not determined by the Sower or the Seed. But by the condition of the Soil - Heart.

1.Way-side

1.Birds Devoured

2.The wicked one snatches

3.The passers trample this ground so much so that it is hardened.

4.So hard that seeds cannot penetrate.

5.Weeds grow without any help.

6.Seeds need toiling.

1.Toiling was a disciplinary action. (Gen 3:17-19)

1.You listened to someone else.

2.You did not obey my command.

3.Cursed and Hard work because of you.

2.Rocky Ground

1.This is not Jesus the Rock.

2.You may build the house upon a rock, but not plant a tree.

3.Thorny Ground

1.Thorns and thistles are a curse.

2.Having a fruitful life does not come easy.

3.Daily toil means a better soil.

1.Fertilised Ground

2.Faithful Guidance

3.Fruitful Growth

4.Good Soil

1.100

2.60 + 40 years of wilderness trek.

1.Faithful and confident confessions.

3.30 + 70 people signing up for slavery for 400 years.

1.Have to revive the things in slavery.

Committed - Anointed - Acts 6:1-7 - Right Spirit

•It is easy for us to have heros and heroines, Sports fans and celebrities, they get paid in millions, you pay hundreds to go see them, or buy movies to watch them.

◦They will be sinners in real life, it does not bother you.

•On the other hand is a pastor who works twice as hard, with "peanuts" for salary, and he does something, you find it hard to swallow.

•One should have skills, but skills don't qualify a person to minister, it is Committment - Character.

•The characteristics of a fish is that:

◦It stink before and after too.

◦Salt does not stick to it before,

◦But once u dry it or once it is cooked, salt sets into it.

•The truth is, "there are some people who are better by nature, than are by grace"

For this purpose:

...You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem (your home base), and in all Judea (those within driving distance) and Samaria (places where you won't necessarily be welcomed) and to the end of the earth.' (Acts 1:8 NKJV)

Skill is good, a powerful vehicle is good too. But you need to fuel. You cannot and will not be still running on the first tank of fuel you pumped.

That doesn't work when it comes to leadership in God's Kingdom! You fill it as and when necessary. You're either being led by the Holy Spirit - or your spirit. 'But I have talent,' you say. Yes, and God will use it. But when it comes to building what He wants built, it's, 'Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord.' (Zechariah 4:6 NKJV)


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