Wednesday, January 24, 2018

WOYWW: Planting Seeds

Starting my sketchbook for the
Sketchbook Project, a crowd funded sketchbook museum.

“A farmer went out to plant some seed...other seed fell on fertile soil and produced a crop that was 30, 60, and even a hundred times as much as planted.” Mark 4:3-8

Who is the farmer planting seeds in Jesus’ parable? Jesus explains to His disciples that the farmer is whoever brings His message to others. It is you and me. We who have been entrusted with the good news should be ready to “throw” the good seeds far and wide, generously and indiscriminately, using any means at our disposal. Some seeds may fall on deaf ears, and some may be received enthusiastically at first. Many people are too busy or too filled with anxiety to listen, but there are some we reach at just the right time.

I listen to the Youtube recordings of Ravi Zacharias a lot. It is fascinating how he makes God’s message riveting and I have no doubt many have been convinced to investigate Christianity because of him and his ministry. But when Ravi was 17 years old, he was the one in need of the Word. It was planted in his parched heart by John Tiebe, a Youth for Christ Director who came to visit him in the hospital after he had committed suicide. Tiebe left a Bible opened to John 14:9, “Because I live, you too will live.” Ravi accepted that word and it produced a hundred fold harvest.

When John Tiebe died, Ravi called his daughter. The daughter told Ravi that before her father passed away, he had been listening to Ravi’s talks for weeks. I can imagine how happy, how gratified he felt to see a concrete reward for his life’s work.

We may not see so dramatic a conversion from our planting of seeds, but we need to know there is a very compelling reason to continue to sow with conviction. The enemy is planting seeds too. He is not stingy with his poisonous, deadly seeds. We can see how he works faster and faster, how he deceives more and more gullible people into believing their own lies.

Lord, here I am, use me. Teach me to be a sower of Your good seed. 

Joining the lovely Julia Dunnit for a 
peek at desks and projects!
I find a lot of inspiration
visiting my friends here:



  1. Morning Patsy. Indeed we must!
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #4

  2. Hi Patsy, I look forward to seeing further items in your sketchbook. I love the idea of a sketchbook museum. One of these days I'll send for a blank and get started myself. Happy WOYWW Sarah #18

  3. well, I love the idea of the sketchbook museum..I will try very hard to visit and see your art in person!

  4. What a fab woyww tfs xx Jan 33

  5. Busy as ever and great art work. Have a lovely woyww, Angela x17x


I am so glad you dropped by! You are a blessing!
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