What is Shallow Ground ==> Sower and the Word
Mark 4:1-20 (selections)
14 The farmer sows the word.
16 Others, like seed sown on rocky places, hear the word and at once receive it with joy.
1 A mental state that arises spontaneously rather than through conscious effort and is often accompanied by physiological changes
2 a feeling
How to let it take root?
Read, listen, discuss, apply.
Read the Bible and material (books, pamphlets, blogs, etc.) by respected Christians that give perspective. (always supplement others’ perspective with your own prayerful consideration of the Word)
Listen during sermons, podcasts, meetings etc. – pay attention.
Discuss and ask questions when meeting in person with fellow believers.
Apply what you learn when faced with life’s decisions.
Examine the ground of your heart – prepare it to receive
Read a little every day.
Listen a little every week
Discuss a little every month.
NLT (New Living Translation)
11 I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.