Harvester of Hearts

The ultimate Harvester, the One who recognized ripe harvests when He saw them, is also the One who commissions every follower of His to get out there immediately and start reaping it. Jesus is the premiere crop inspector and He knows precisely when to harvest, when to reap. He also knows when to till the ground (in prayer), plant seeds (of The Word), water them (with encouragement), and see people be moved to action (by His Holy Spirit) so they can be won into the Kingdom of God.

How often do people who fancy themselves followers of Christ miss the entire harvest of hearts simply because we don’t see the harvest as ripe, the fields as white, the people as ready. Jesus says, “people are absolutely ready to be invited (harvested, reaped, plucked out of darkness and drawn into light) by you, and your testimony, and your bold invitation.

In order to see how Jesus sees, we need a wake-up call, and Someone to direct our vision, attention and focus on this perfectly ripe harvest right in front of us.

Incidentally, praying for that discernment is part of His will and plan for you to discover your place and destiny, day by day… so don’t delay in asking Him for success in harvesting. Expect to hear God respond to you as you pray for direction who you are meant to reach, where they are, and when is best to go to them (in the soon/now timeframe).

One primary harvest field that is ripe for the picking is the young, given that 98% of professing Christians make that decision by the time they are 29 years old. 65% decide by the time they are 18. Seems like the most profoundly massive and fruitful harvest field possible. Perhaps God will lead you to pray at/over your kid’s school – or just the nearest school to you. We’ve adopted the schools in our city – and will see God move powerfully throughout a full instructional year of weekly prayer gatherings at school campuses. Our obedience opens the door for God to move how He intends. You must remember that city-changing moves of God are released by your diligent “yes.”

Other oft-ignored ripe harvest fields are among the poor, the international, the prisoners, and the sick. Consider asking God specifically about any of these areas and see if He stirs your heart to engage with any of these overlooked populations of lovable, redeemable people. Jesus wants us all. Do you?

Your Podcast Is Served

If you would rather listen to the material than watch it, please feel free to enjoy the podcast version, available now. I feel compelled to give you the links to all the places we serve up this podcast, despite any podcast listener knowing exactly how to search and obtain the podcast you want on your preferred platform. But, hey… we go the distance here, soooo…..

Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Anchor, Breaker, Pocket Casts, RadioPublic

Here are the newest episodes, just in case you require a little taste before you commit… (How DOES he do it?)

Back In The High Life… Again

Do you ever read in the Bible about all the kings from the Old Testament and view them in a certain way, because of what they either did or did not do for The Lord?

Today, we focus on Asa, because he was one of the top kings in a long line of despicable kings… who were all meant to rule over God’s people in a godly way. While Asa reigned fairly well, and loved God with all his heart, he still missed some things, which would eventually cost him his life.

I want better for you, so today I serve you a message that will help you tear down any high place in your life that has been allowed to eclipse God’s supremacy. You can do it…. So DO IT!

Following the video, you may want to ask yourself a couple questions:

  1. What is still left that God has given you to do that you haven’t yet done?
  2. What have you put in that place that keeps you from accomplishing God’s plan for you?
  3. Who is going to take the high places down in your city, or your neighborhood, or your home, or your heart?

You Probably Think This Blog Is About You

Anyone read Ecclesiastes from Solomon but all you can think about is that Carly Simon song, “You’re So Vain?” Maybe it’s just me. But all this “all is vanity and grasping for the wind,” talk from ‘The Preacher’ feels either depressing or like an attack on what you and I likely give the majority of our lives to. Perhaps this is why he continues dispensing deeply encouraging nuggets like, “I hated life,” which leaves many wondering, “well, what is my life worth” then? Is my life worthless? Am I living it in vain?

What are we meant to make of these Scriptures we know to be true, that have been inspired by God, and are profitable to us for living godly lives? We serve up the answer in “What Is My Life Worth?”

Referenced in the video are the 7 BFAM Secrets:

#1 PRAY for direction and power
#2 HEAL with the gospel and miracles
#3 FIND persons of peace
#4 DISCOVER God through His Word
#5 PLANT reproducing churches
#6 GROW by walking with God
#7 MULTIPLY disciples and churches