Thursday, April 25, 2013

April 24, 2013  

Today's Photograph . . . . We Must Purchase Each Chance To Sow The Seed Of The Gospel In The Hearts Of People (JM) 
Bible Study Verse
John 4:35
You know the saying, "Four months between planting and harvest." But I say, wake up and look around. The fields are already ripe for harvest. (NLT)

A drive across the plains of South Dakota reminded me of the upcoming wheat harvest. The fields are especially green and full this year due to abundant rain. The varieties of wheat used for the fall planting varied widely. So the maturity of the fields reflected that variety. Some fields were still green. Others were just beginning to turn that light green that melds into yellow. Yet others were already heading into the golden color that announces the harvest is near.
(Jack M)
Action Point
Partner with God in His harvest of people. In the context of the John 4 passage, the disciples of Jesus did not realize the priority of God in reaching people. When Jesus mentioned the harvest, they thought He meant food, as they had just returned from a trip for food.

Jesus lets them know that reaching people is a priority. He speaks of the nourishment He receives as He accomplishes God's priority of reaching needy people.

We need to prioritize people in our schedules. We need to reach out to them in everything we do. We must always prepare to share. We must purchase each chance to sow the seed of the gospel in the hearts of people.

The outdoors is a perfect place to accomplish that. Psalm 19:1-4 tells us that creation literally screams out that there is a Creator. It is our privilege to introduce others to Him!!!

Sportsmen's Tip of the Day
Get involved with local chapters and clubs that improve habitat for wildlife. Invest some time, energy, and money in this worthwhile activity. It will generate a benefit of more wildlife in the long run. It will also establish or develop relationships with others who need the Lord.