Jesus said, “The food that keeps me going is that I do the will of the One who sent me, finishing the work he started. As you look around right now, wouldn’t you say that in about four months it will be time to harvest? Well, I’m telling you to open your eyes and take a good look at what’s right in front of you. These Samaritan fields are ripe. It’s harvest time!
What are you paying attention to? Is your vision focused on television programming or social networking? Or perhaps news reports of America’s struggling economy as wages decline and prices escalate? Maybe you’re looking primarily at your own situation or family circumstances? Are you asking God for direction or to reveal his will to you? If you will pay close attention you will discover that God has already present opportunities for you to work in His vineyard and accomplish great things for the Kingdom. Henry Blackaby wrote - 'Look where God is working and go there'. There in that space and time you will find a harvest of peace, joy, confidence, and the comfort you seek as you work where he is working. Your blessing lies in 'seeking first the kingdom of God' this is how all things are added to you.
"Lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest" John 4:35.
The challenge from Jesus is to lift your eyes – lift them from your focus on your own needs; lift them from your preoccupation with life’s myriad details; lift them from what distracts you. There is a harvest for you to see, the Lord said. If you walk through a peach orchard looking at the ground, you won’t spot many ripe peaches ready for gathering. But look up!
When God looks at your family or your neighborhood, what does He see that you don’t? Pray that you would be able to raise your view and see who it is the Lord wants you to witness to today. Let the Spirit of God be so bright in your life that when doors of opportunity open for you, you’ll rush through without hesitation and share with excited boldness. Show His love and grace. Be aware. Be a harvester. Nothing will make a greater difference in your life than your God-focused work and wittness .
It's Harvest Time!