In our passage today, Jesus wants his disciples to open their eyes and see that the harvest is ready now! God has been working in our city long before we even started Renovation Church. He is working in the lives of so many people as you read this today and leading them towards Himself.
Yet, it’s God’s most common practice to use PEOPLE to speak of His love. He doesn’t just write it in the sky. The harvest is ripe all around us, but we often fail to notice. I find that this simple principle always seems to be true: Those who share their faith the most, lead the most people to Jesus. It almost sounds too simple of a rule, but it’s one we ought to think about more. I have friends who tell 5-10 people about Jesus every single year. And are they sometimes rejected? Absolutely. But do they also still lead others to Jesus? Yes! The harvest is ripe all around us.
Yet, so many of us, out of the fear of being rejected by 1 or 2 people, never tell anyone about Jesus. But telling zero people about Jesus always results in leading zero people to Jesus. Will you trust the words of Jesus today that the harvest around you is already ripe? That God is already working in the lives of the some of the people He’s placed around you? God is on the move, and we are happy to be a part of it!
I hope you enjoy reading this devotional for the next 20 days or so, and that it plays a helpful role in helping you engage with what God is doing through Harvest!