“Sow with a view to righteousness, Reap in accordance with kindness; Break up your fallow ground, For it is time to seek the Lord Until He comes to rain righteousness on you. Hosea 10:12
This week we will be looking at the various components of being a Disciple Maker. Discipling others is all about relationship; yours with them and yours with God. We will be using a lot of agricultural terms and parallels, it will be a time of learning.
Fallow ground is a term farmers use when they let an unproductive field lie “fallow” or unused for several years. It becomes hard and you have to break up those clods over and over again so the ground is soft and ready to receive new seed. Once sown, the ground is now able to produce fruit.
A paradigm is an example, a very clear example. Jesus was that example to His disciples and we too must be that example to those whom we choose to disciple. It is something we do that our disciple takes in and does the same thing is his or her life to use as their example to others. We all have fallow ground to break up and it can encompass countless things. I asked one of my disciples what example in my life that I’ve shared with him caused him to change and do the same. He told me it was my sincerity of my words and actions that has caused him to now do the same, to become sincere in his thoughts and actions. Now, he will use that sincerity as he teaches and trains his disciples, his family.
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Jesus is our example, our paradigm. Here’s His challenging promise to us: “Truly. Truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works shall he do; because I go to the Father.” John 14:12
Get started today! Sow, reap, and break up the fallow ground of your heart.