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Jesus is talking with His disciples regarding spiritual food and the harvest of souls in John 4: 34-37: ‘Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work. Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest! And he who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together. For in this the saying is true: “One sows and another reaps.”‘ This food is not simply knowing the will of God, but doing it. We also have the opportunity and privilege–every single day–of sowing seeds into the lives of others, such as our friends, co-workers, children, or even strangers. God takes what we plant and adds to it. He leads others to sow further seed or “water” the ground. Little by little, truth gets cultivated in their lives. God sees all the little things we do; He’s interested in more than just “big” things. The fruit of His Spirit–such as kindness, patience, and self-control–often manifests itself in quiet ways that others may never give us credit for. But such spiritual seeds accomplish powerful work in His kingdom.

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