“Open Your Eyes and Look at the Fields”

John 4:35 (NIV)

Don’t you have a saying, ‘It’s still four months until harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.

 

Matthew 9:37-38 (NIV)

Then He said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into His harvest field.”


Can I challenge your thoughts today?

Matthew 13:39 explains the “harvest is the end of the age,” and the angels will be the harvesters/reapers.

1 Corinthians 3:9 mentions we are “co-workers in God’s service.”

We are the workers, the laborers.  

 

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Jesus has planted the good seed (Reference Matthew 13:37). And if we have been “hired” by Him to work in His field, then what are we supposed to be doing?

In the natural, a wheat field will need these things:

  • Fertilizer for the soil, to ensure proper growth.
  • Water, which transports the nutrients throughout the plant, enabling the growth.
  • Pest and Disease Control.

Spiritually, what does this look like to you? And then how do we apply it to our lives, and in our work for God?

Let’s discuss this…

If you believe this to be true, then:

  • What are you doing? Are you working? In what way? 
  • Are you praying that the Lord of the harvest would send out more workers into His harvest field? 
  • How will you choose to accept your co-workers? (Reference Matthew 20:1-16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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13 thoughts on ““Open Your Eyes and Look at the Fields”

  1. Yes, please challenge my thoughts! 🙂 When we remember that we are working for God, work can be a lot easier. We are working for Him, not for the people of this earth. Sometimes it can be hard to deal with all the “co-workers in the field,” but they, too, have been made in His image.

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    • Thanks so much for your input! Yes, when we remember that it is ALL about Him and that we are working for Him, it makes all the difference. Colossians 3:23 is one of my favorite verses.

      Thankful to be made in His image, and that God has chosen to allow me to have the same measure of grace as the ones before me, and that the ones after me will also receive that measure. Thankful for His mercies!

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  2. Yes, the fields are white. i think it’s important for us to not only hear the call but to know how the LORD wants us to answer the call afterall we are all uniquely gifted and talented to work in a particular way. Thank you for sharing the call and your heart, shalom x

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  3. Many are called but few are chosen. I pray that I live a life of the chosen. I want to be what and who He wants me to be. I pray to have ears that is always listening for what the spirit is saying.

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  4. What a great post, Angel! The Lord is convicting me as well to do kingdom work that needs to be done in these last days. My heart is burdened for those who are lost and those with broken lives. I desire to be “hired” by Him to win others to the Lord and to be the witness and laborer He has called me to be. Each day I pray that I am sensitive to Him leading me into these “divine appointments” with others. Bobbie Lindner says it right that Love is the answer–loving these people into the Kingdom of God!

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  5. Thank you, Angel, for this post. It prompts all of us to think and pray more intentionally about the harvest. I wrote this post (http://frontporchinspired.com/2014/10/31/praying-for-the-harvest-the-reason-the-risk/) about this subject awhile back. May we all be praying for the harvest and for God to send out His laborers to His harvest!
    Thanks for this post again – and thanks for linking up at Front Porch Inspired. I hope you will be back on Thursday.
    Anne

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