4 - Hears but not doers?  

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16/10/2017 10:50 am  

In what ways can the message of the kingdom lose impact on us so that we become hears but not doers of the word?


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22/10/2017 10:16 am  

Before I started lighting a candle when I spent time with God and reading I used to just use a spare moment to read a Bible verse or devotion. I often got distracted or found I was just reading words rather then taking them in and thinking about them. It was a one way thing not a relationship and a conversation. So I was 'hearing the word' but it was having no lasting impression on me and there was no change taking place.

I remember being invited to a friends for coffee and she spent the entire time doing housework. I didn't mind and even helped but it made me think that it would have been nicer to sit down make time for each other and our relationship would grow that way. It made me think that I was inviting God for coffee and then checking my emails or answering texts or just putting those things away. Which is when I started lighting a candle and it worked, initially I felt I was not very good at the making time for God bit if I had to light a candle to do it but it worked and my relationship grew and the seeds began to grow so I figured if that was all happening then it can't be a bad thing.

I also liked that when I blew out the candle the smoke drifted into the air. Like I wasn't focusing solely on God anymore but he was there and I needed to keep him in focus.

 

I think I may have digressed 


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22/10/2017 1:23 pm  

Maybe digressed - but a really helpful insight and example!

Thanks Jackie


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31/10/2017 5:32 pm  

I think we can become complacent and just think 'God's got a plan and he's in control so I don't need to do anything'. I think we can also sometimes feel we're not good enough so we accept the word but don't act on it because we think whatever we do won't reach people for God.


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