September 5

September 5, 2018 // Devotional+Holiness in High Country

Read: John 4:31-38

Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift

up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest (John 4:35). The Time Is Now

Can God use me to lead a friend to Jesus? Yes, if I will try, and if through the encouragement and help of the Holy Spirit I keep on trying even when I have not succeeded.

The Holy Spirit dwelling in us will show us how to do God’s work if we will listen to His counsel. Is not our most frequent source of failure simply that we have put it off? Jesus’ first disciples said, It is four months until harvest-time. Do we not too often listen to the enemy when he says, Later will be better? But hear the Master: “The fields… are… already to harvest.” Jesus declares, The time is now-always now. If we try to win a soul, our spirits will rejoice, and men will be brought to Christ, for “he that reapeth… gathereth fruit unto eternal life.”

But soul winning often takes time. If it takes God a year to produce a harvest of winter wheat, shall we not be patient with the laws of spiritual sowing and reaping? Some. times we joyfully reap where another has sowed; shall we not, therefore, gladly sow that another may reap? The man who runs the drill expects a harvest as truly as he who takes the combine to the field.

Be it sowing or reaping, I shall try to influence someone toward Jesus this week. I take this

word from God as my promise: “He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him” (Psalms 126:6). Truth For Today

When we try to work with God we always succeed better than we know.