As my husband and I were traveling this week, we passed a field and I thought about all that we’ve studied together this week.
The field offers a rich source of insight, doesn’t it? I gave thought from where my contentment comes. I felt the stab of conviction about all the abundance I have. Even though I don’t consider myself a ‘hoarder’, I asked myself hard questions about how open handed I am with the things I do have. Greed is subtle. Do I want more like the little girl in the commercial says, “you want more because you want more” or can I be satisfied with enough? By changing the word, ‘less’ to ‘enough’ , the perspective is entirely different.
I think the real issue might be trust. Do I trust God, not only to provide but also in His choice of provision? What are the characteristics of my heart? What kind of soil have I provided for God’s Word to take root?
I, also, thought about my servanthood to others. Am I tending to my ‘crop’? Am I taking even the ‘gleanings’ or am I sharing with others? How intentional am I living in all areas of my life?
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We leave the fields today and begin Week Four looking at passages of scripture that center around honey and the beehive.
What did you glean this week from the fields?