Sunday, November 1, 2009

"Lift Up Your Eyes and Look at the the Fields"

Jn 4: 35 - Do you not say, "There are still four months and then comes the harvest? Behold I say to you, lift up your eyes and look to the fields, for they are already white for harvest!

Jesus commanded His disciples to lift up their eyes to look at the fields. Jesus said in another place that the eyes are the lamp of the body. If your eye is good than your body will be good but if your eye is bad your body will be evil and full of darkness. In another place Jesus in speaking about the eye said if your eye causes you to sin than pluck it out. What we look at are see determines what we treasure or what gets planted in our hearts. Jesus was saying put your eyes and the fields because now is the time for harvest. The disciples obviously had their eyes focused or looking at something else. There were looking at getting something to eat. Their eyes were fixed on themselves and their fleshly appetites. Today we must ask ourselves were our eyes are and what are they looking at. Are our eyes fixed on the Fields or on souls that are lost and perishing. Some fields are already ready to harvest because someone has labored in preparing the ground and sowing the seed of the word. While other fields are not ready because no one has labored in plowing the ground and sowing seed. The churches eyes should be on the fields and we should be harvesting are preparing for a harvest. What are you looking at today. Is it anything else besides the fields that God wants the church to harvest. Lift up your eyes to the fields!!!!