Are your eyes open to see the harvest in front of you?

January 29, 2019

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Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living

Do you not say, `Four months more and then the harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.
(John 4:35 (NIV))

Every member of the Body of Christ is guilty of this in one form or another. We pray that God will use us to further His kingdom. When we pray this, we expect it to come at some point in the future and to be a great service that we can offer up to God. Our intentions are good, yet, we miss the opportunities that God places in our very presence each and every day because we have our eyes focused on a “grand” mission at some point in the future.

We need to open our eyes and see the opportunities that God has already placed in our midst. He is trying to use us where we are and we are ignoring it because we have focused on what we think we should be doing. When this happens, we miss out on the opportunities that God really desires to use us in.

This bring to mind the parable of the talents. The opportunities that God places in front of us are the talents that He has entrusted to us. If we use those talents wisely, He will give us more. In other words, we must open our eyes and trust God where we are and not where we want Him to take us. If we can’t trust Him where we are, what makes you think that He is willing to trust us where we want to be?

Are your eyes open to see the harvest in front of you?

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When facing the enemy, we must be strong in our faith!

August 26, 2014

Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living
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He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves.
(Luke 10:2-3 (NIV))

Like lambs among wolves!

With what is going on in the world today, do you, as a professing follower of Jesus, feel like a lamb among wolves? Do you feel like you are walking on eggshells when it comes to letting people know that you are a Christian?

We, as the Body of Christ, must be bold. We must be prepared, willing and able to take a stand for Jesus and to share our faith with those around us no matter what the consequences may be. Are you willing to stand up before an unfrienddly crowd and speak the truth of the Gospel? Are you willing to face ridicule and hardship for your faith in Jesus?

Think about that last question.

What type of faith would you have if you are not willing? Would this indicate that you either love this life more than you love Jesus, or that you don’t truly believe what you profess to believe?

I realize that human nature is self preserving, but if we call upon Jesus as our personal Lord and Savior, then we need to be ready to defend that claim. We need to be ready to face the enemy knowing that Jesus is with us.

We, as the Body of Christ, have much to do to let the world know that a harvest is coming. We are, and will face continuing troubles, but we must not lose focus. We must not lose our hope, for when we lose our hope, faith soon follows.

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
(Hebrews 11:1 (NIV))

When facing the enemy, we must be strong in our faith!

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