Quotable: Neil Cole
In reference to the lesser known parable of the sower (Mark 4:26-29).
In this parable, the man who sows the seed goes to sleep at night, wakes up in the day, and does not know how the work grows. I feel qualified for that role: clueless and sleeping on the job. Too many of us experts think we know all about how the work of our ministry is supposed to grow. The consequence is that the mysterious and miraculous element of the Kingdom is replaced with strategic plans, demographic studies, and brightly colored flow charts. We sacrifice pure, organic power for hard work and little results. Professing to be wise, we have become fools.