My Daily Devotional

Ripe For Harvest

“You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit–fruit that will last.”
John 15:16

I love to work in my garden, and several years ago I planted several blackberry plants, which have produced large harvests of huge blackberries each year. It is important to know when to harvest these blackberries, as if they are harvested too early, they are hard and not sweet, but if they are harvested too late they can become overripe and are not usable. I have made many mistakes during this time, as I have picked some before they were ready, and other times have waited too late to pick them. As I think about just how important timing can be, I think about the people that come into our lives. If you are like me, there are many of my friends that are aged, and in the twilight of their years, while others are in their youth, and just beginning their adventure through life. God has placed these people in my life, and the people in your life for a reason. The question I want you to consider is whether you are reaching out to them in time or have you waited too long. Timing is so important as none of us are promised tomorrow, and the people God has brought into your life today may be gone tomorrow. The Bible tells us that the “harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few”. We need to be concerned about missing an opportunity to reach someone for Jesus. Some of the people we know will die, some will move away and we will never see them again. There are so many that we interact with through our time here on earth that will only be there briefly during our life, so I want to ask you if you have the sense of urgency to reach out to them? Are you as concerned for lost souls, as you are about many of the trivial unimportant things that consume your time? Look at the people God has brought into your life, that are ripe for a harvest, and tell them about Jesus, today. You are God’s ambassadors, and you may be the final chance to harvest their souls for God.

Pastor Robert William Brock My Daily Devotional Volume Eight
September 6


About robertwbrock

Robert William Brock, Jr. I was born in Pineville, Kentucky, the son of Robert William Brock and Irene Napier, I grew up in the beautiful southeastern part of Kentucky. I attended Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky graduating with a degree in Business Administration and Accounting. Early in my career I became interested in Health Care Administration and spent the rest of my career in Hospital Administration, where I retired after 45 years. After retiring from health care I have devoted the past ten years to a ministry, having founded and directed the Nehemiah Network, which provides assistance to the needy people in our area, by bringing together the numerous community organizations, churches and businesses to work collectively to meet the community needs. The Nehemiah Network concept has now spread throughout the nation and over 10,000 programs have been developed, in almost all the states, adopting the framework of the Network. I am a published author of 17 Christian books, and have spent over thirty years tracing my ancestors and writing a book about my Kentucky Heritage. My books are listed below: “Our Kentucky Heritage” “My Daily Devotional” "My Daily Devotional Volume II" "My Daily Devotional Volume III" "My Daily Devotional Volume IV" "My Daily Devotional Volume Six" "My Daily Devotional Volume Seven" "God’s Plan for the Family” " God’s Plan for a Father” "God's Plan for a Joy Filled Life" "The Silent Church" "God's Plan For Financial Freedom" "Living Without Sin" "My Kentucky Heritage" "Brock Family Cookbook" All of my books can be ordered at by typing in my name Robert William Brock, Jr. As part of my ministry I write a free daily devotional which is distributed on a daily basis to over 2 million people daily via e-mail. I live with my wife Margaret of 45 years in East Liverpool, where we have resided for over 33 years. We have three children and six grandchildren.
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