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the Sower… a new perspective…

Teaching teens about putting faith in Him can be challenging…

Especially when it comes to preparing them… equipping them… to take ownership of what they believe…

We’ve been talking about prayer… and practicing some praise… silent confession… thanksgiving…

But it just doesn’t seem to be sinking in…

So I ask Him… What do I do…?

And He brings to mind the parable of the Sower…

I thought… I guess we won’t be talking about prayer… we’ll go back to talking about believe…

As I sat to prepare the next lesson… I read…

“A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them. Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and immediately they sprang up, since they had no depth of soil, but when the sun rose they were scorched. And since they had no root, they withered away. Other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. Other seeds fell on good soil and produced grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. He who has ears, let him hear.”

Matthew 13:1-9 ESV

Coming to the end… He who has ears… let him hear… I get a new perspective on His teaching…

He who has ears… let him hear…

The state of your heart… determines your faith… and whether you pray… or even want to hear what He has to say…

He who has ears… let him hear…

Those wrapped up wholly in the world’s way… walking its path… don’t hear a thing… don’t care if He’s there to hear them… or if He has something to say…

Then there are those who lose all faith… when life gets rocky… when they should be crying out more… listening more attentively… they decide the faith thing doesn’t work… it shouldn’t be this hard… someone else must have a better way…

And there are those whose lives choke out faith… and any desire to hear… with worries… and too much stuff…

But… there are those… with faith-full hearts… fertile… soft… open to speaking to Him… with a desire to hear from Him…

He who has ears… let him hear…

An unexpected perspective… of His Word… and a new teaching for teens… when it comes to what they believe… and prayer…

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