For many years I’ve done my best to witness to those around me. Wherever God may have me, my prayer is that He will use me for His glory and that I would be affective for His kingdom. Although I’ve failed miserably, I know there were many times He was pleased that I obeyed Him quickly. And granted, there were times when I would see the fruit of my labor. Unfortunately, there are still many fields where I generously planted seeds; yet very little has been harvested. Lately these fields seem to be at the very heart of my soul. As I cry out to the Lord, I find myself asking in desperation, “Oh Lord, don’t lose the harvest! Send laborers in the field where I sowed; laborers to water the seeds and more laborers to gather the harvest. Just…don’t lose the harvest!”
When we consider the world and its sinful ways, it is clear that moral decay has taken deep root into the hearts & lives of so many people. But as laborers called by the Lord to reach the lost and the hurting, it is our job to be witnesses to the ends of the earth.
Regardless of where the Lord has you planted, there is a harvest field just waiting for you to either sow seed, water or pull the weeds…...or maybe it’s time for you to simply harvest the fields. Whatever you are called to do, do it quickly, without hesitation and do it as unto the Lord. Maybe for some that means to tell others about Jesus and how much He loves them. While maybe others are called to walk in love towards others regardless of how they are being treated. Clearly those that hurt others are hurting inside themselves. Maybe your act of kindness is what is needed to break thru the toughest shell of a man. And trust me when I say, I know firsthand, that walking in love towards those that hurt or offend you is not an easy thing to do. But it is something we as believers must do.
Maybe you’re like me; just waiting for the fields to be harvested after so many long years of sowing. Allow the Lord to use others in your field. After all, it’s not our field and it’s not about us, my dear family & friends. It’s about the Lord and His glorious kingdom that await those who believe that Jesus in the Son of God.
If you are a believer, you have your place in a field. Allow the Lord to show you where you can be used. And understand, just because you may sow the seed, it doesn’t mean you’re the one to keep watering it or even the one to harvest the fields. The Lord may very well move you to another field once the seed is planted. Be open to His will; not your own. Whatever you do, don’t sit back and say, “Let someone else do it”. If you don’t go, who will?
You know the saying, ‘Four months between planting and harvest. But I say, wake up and look around. The fields are already ripe for harvest. John 4:35 NLT
Oh Lord, Don’t Lose the Harvest!Be blessed my family & friends! Praying that as you seek a closer walk with the Lord that His blessings and favor will pour over you like a flood!
Love you all!
“For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building.” 1 Corinthians 3:9 NKJV