4.1 Now is Harvest Time!

Why would you say, “The harvest is another four months away”? Look at all the people coming—now is harvest time! Their hearts are like vast fields of ripened grain—ready for a harvest. John 4:35, TPT

Jesus spoke these words to his disciples after His encounter with the woman at the well in the Samaritan village of Sychar. When Jesus proclaimed to her that he was the Anointed one and He could give her living water, she ran back into the village and beckoned the villagers to come and meet this man who “could be the One we’ve been waiting for.” As Jesus and the disciples see the people coming toward them, Jesus proclaims, “Now is harvest time!”

Harvest time is a physical season we all enjoy. The seeds planted in the late spring and summer give up luscious fruit and vegetables during harvest. Careful preparation of the field and the planting of good seed always yield an abundant harvest. In the same way, harvest time is a spiritual season we eagerly anticipate. The diligent serving, generous giving, persistent praying, and faithful witnessing all serve to plant seeds of faith in those  hearts who are searching for the “one they have been waiting for.”

As Christians, we participate in harvest time by opening our eyes to those persons God brings into our view who are like ripened grain. We look for them in our communities, in our workplaces, in our schools, and in our sports venues. We see them in the grocery stores, at malls, or right next door. These are the searching hearts who long to know the Lord of the harvest. He is the one they have been waiting for!

Griffin First has entered a season of harvest. We are hearing the words of the Master, “Now is harvest time.” We are not only praying for harvesters, but we also volunteering for harvest work!

PRAYER:  Father, you ask me to pray that the Lord of the Harvest would send forth laborers into the fields. I am not only praying for laborers, but I volunteer to do the work of a harvester. I open my eyes to see the searching hearts you send into my path.

COMMITMENT:  I will answer the call to participate in “harvest time.”

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