Posted by: theedwardsfam | January 10, 2012

The Sower

I just finished “The Sower” by R. Scott Rodin & Gary G. Hoag. It was given to me for Christmas and was a really short and easy book to read. It was full of excellent insights and practical reminders. You can buy it on Amazon here.

Here are the quotes that stood out to me…may we be excellent sowers for the Kingdom of God!

“God is primarily concerned with who we are rather than what we do.” (Page 8)

“We all need to be sowing in the lives of others.” (Page 9)

“Spiritually stagnated people have empty seed bags.” (Page 9)

“God is primarily concerned with our being before our doing.” (Page 9)

“God is primarily concerned with the transformation of our hearts rather than the transaction of our business.” (Page 10)

“Your job is to sow seeds that set people free!”

“Five spiritual disciplines to practice as you continue on your journey to becoming a sower in God’s Kingdom.

1. Start each morning with a conscious commitment to go through your day with the mindset of a sower.”

2. Start each morning by opening yourself up to God’s correcting Spirit to help you see in yourself the places where you most need to grow as a godly steward.”

3. Start each morning asking God to fill your seed bag.

4. At work, start each day praying with your team (or trusted colleagues).

5. Celebrate and rejoice over every act of giving.” (Pages 25-27)

“The sower’s role is to sow seed everywhere.” (Page 36)

“In the spirit of this parable [Mark 4:1-20], let us fill our seed bags with stewardship principles from the Word of God, sow abundantly, knowing that some seed will produce no fruit in the hearts of those who receive it, some will produce a good harvest, some a great harvest, and in a few, an unimaginable harvest will be reaped.” (Page 37)

“Our job is to sow seed in the hearts of people and trust God to take care of making it grow in their lives.” (Page 40)

“Help seedlings grow not by seeking anything from them but by giving them what they need to thrive.” (Page 56)

“When the Kingdom of God is advanced through His people’s generosity, there is no doubt that God accomplished the work and God receives the glory.” (Page 76)

“Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.” 2 Corinthians 9:8 (Page 78)

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