The theme for this month's Delight in the Word Challenge is:
A TIME TO SOW
I believe God gave the idea for this theme because the Kingdom of God is much like a garden.
“The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground..."
- Mark 4:26-29
I explain it in greater detail on this Facebook live video...
Each day has a suggestion for something you can sow.
You may also want to sow other things, depending on what you want growing in your life.
Look at the "Garden of Life" you created earlier this week and start sowing the same kind of seeds as the things you want to have growing in your life.
If you missed the email where I sent you the My Garden of Life printable, you can download it below as well.
I explain how to use it in THIS VIDEO.
--->>> Have you ever planted a garden?
Many years ago I wanted to plant a vegetable garden. My husband warned me that it would be a lot of work. But I insisted that I could handle it.
So the first thing I had to do, after decided where to plant my garden, was to prepare the soil. The problem was, there was already stuff growing in the ground where I wanted to plant my garden. So first, I had to get rid of all the "weeds."
Then I could plan what kind of vegetables I wanted to plant.
Since life is like a garden...
I did a video last week in which I walked you through getting rid of the weeds in your heart and mind, in preparation for sowing good seeds.
So, I created a cute printable for you, in order to help you assess what is growing in your life now.
And then another page to help you plan what you would like to grow moving forward.
I go into more detail on how to use the My Garden of Life printable in THIS VIDEO.
And if you missed my video on de-weeding (decluttering) your heart and mind, you can watch it HERE.
If you notice, I did not put daily Spriptures on the calendar for this month.
That is because I want to challenge you to do your own word study on the word, “sow”. To do a word study you can do one or more of the following:
- Pray before you begin, asking Holy Spirit to reveal truth to you.
- Look up that word in the dictionary (book or online).
- Look up the definition in a Bible dictionary.
- Look up synonyms and anyonyms
- Do a search for the word you are going to study on Biblegateway.com or on the Bible app. Then read all the verses that contain that word. (Doing this alone is always so eye-opening to me to see how a word is used throughout the Bible.)
- Pick out a few verses that contain that word and read the entire chapter so you understand the context.
- Look up a few of the verses using blueletterbible.com and look up the meaning in the interlinear concordance.
- Compile your notes and write out the biblical definition of the word based on your study.
(To learn more about how to do a Word Study, I highly recommend Bible Study Methods by Arabah Joy.)
Be sure to join my Delight in the Word Facebook group to get more details on the May Delight in the Word challenge.