What are we waiting for?
Jesus said, (John 4:35) “lift up your eyes and see that the fields are white for harvest.” As followers of Jesus and especially leaders in ministry we cannot lose sight of this fact. We can be confused about the difference between waiting for the harvest and preparing laborers for the harvest. The harvest is always there. Jesus said in this same passage that we say “four more months then the harvest.” He then reminds us to look, it’s ready. The implication is that our eyes or focus is on something else and we are missing the fact that it’s ready. We have to keep our eye on the harvest.
Jesus also say that we get to reap from what others have already prepared and labored for. I like that. We don’t have to wait to see fruit. We just have to get out into the field and reap.
This harvest is happening so fast and is so ready that He said the sower and reaper get to rejoice together. There is a place for all of us in the harvest.
We need to be harvest ready.
How are you laboring in the harvest?