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Harvest Time

Discussion in 'Thoughts for Today' started by Dusty, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. Harvest Time

    Just as we are thinking about the farmer and his harvesting and reaping his crop we too need to think of our times when we plant seeds of salvation into the souls of others and then see the time when those precious souls come to to know Him who to know is life eternal .

    John 4:35.... 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. 36Even now the reaper draws his wages, even now he harvests the crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may be glad together. 37Thus the saying 'One sows and another reaps' is true. 38I sent you to reap what you have not worked for. Others have done the hard work, and you have reaped the benefits of their labor."

    OUr pastor gave us these thoughts :

    Some of the harvest priciples:

    1--- Jar of predjudice.... We are the salt and light .... designed to impact people. We have to be like the Samaritan woman and leave our jar behind. She met Jesus in verse 28 and found that the things of this world will grow strangely dim in the light of His Glory and Grace. She found the living water.

    2--- Jar of their own needs.... The disciples in verse 31 were more concerned with thier needs and searching for food for their bodies but Jesus told them "I have food you know nothing about" ." My food is to do the will of the Father" In other words..... Seek God first and He will take care of you.

    3---- Jar of vision... Verse 35 He tells us to open our eyes and look. Sometimes even though we have our physical eyes open our spiritual eyes are not open. Don't limit God. The Harvest time is now. We must work for the Master as the time is right and the fields are ripe and ready for picking. One might sow and the next one reaps. We are all designed for different tasks.

    4---- Jar of tradition... Traditional barriers have to be broken down and we live in a country or society where many cultures are the melting pot of the world ( At least that is true here in Toronto ). We must be willing to get out of our comfort zone, make a decision to be like Jesus and and go where we have never gone before.

    5... Jar of decison.. We have to decide like the Samaritan woman to leave our jar ... go and tell people of the city about Jesus , make a decisive decision and take action. Ask the Lord of the Harvest what He would have you do.
  2. After years of waiting, I'm just about to harvest some apricots. Those sweet golden orbs are almost ripe, I can't wait. I planted the tree four years ago and this is the first year it's borne fruit.
  3. Thanks Dusty, I really needed to read those "Jars of Principles"
  4. Dusty that was great to read! Thanks for sharing it with us.

    I'm going to email this to some friends of mine.

    Blessings, Cheri
  5. Hmmm .... sounds good Don ... If you have any extra. you know where to send them :D

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