Wednesday, February 8
Why Giving and Generosity?
Recognize the Opportunity
Do you not say, “There are yet four months, then comes the harvest?” Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest. —John 4:35
Jesus had just finished sharing the Gospel with the Samaritan woman at the well and was having a private conversation with His disciples. He said now is the time for the spiritual harvest; people are spiritually hungry and ready to receive the Gospel message. The disciples, who at that point in the account were most concerned about lunch, needed to realize the urgency of the moment and the potential in every person to be delivered from death to life. Farmers plant their crops and then wait for the time to reap; wheat gives a visual cue to the farmer when it’s ripe – the plant turns nearly white. As Jesus spoke, Samaritans dressed in white were walking toward Him and His group – the woman at the well had pulled them from their routines to witness the hope she had found. The spiritually ripe people were walking to the disciples for harvest! Now is the time to act.
Father, what a privilege it is to be one of Your laborers. I pray that You would use me to help bring in the harvest, enable me to recognize Your hand at work, soften my heart to value people as You do, and embolden me to share the hope of Jesus. Thank You for the thousands of people who have moved to the Prosper area. Please draw them to Yourself and the North Campus so they may be reached for You. Amen.
Prayerfully look at this month’s calendar and bank statements. Answer these questions (with your spouse, if married): on what priorities are we spending our time and money? Does our calendar and bank account reflect the urgency and opportunity of sharing the Gospel with as many people as possible in our community?
FROM PASTOR CONNOR BALES
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