The Gap Theory

 John 4:35 “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.”

       The teen that sees the harvest is a teen that serves. That teen makes a point to go to every activity, not just the ones that entertain. They stay engaged during singing and preaching. They serve. A harvest minded teen will serve and try to reach out and bridge the gap for those new to the group instead of hanging out in cliques. It becomes evident when a teen becomes harvest minded because they are no longer slipping in  late or at the last second, but are early preparing for the other teens that they have called and reminded or invited. A harvest minded teen makes a harvest minded adult. 1 Corinthians 13:11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. A teen should be bridging the gap between the child and the adult. Becoming harvest minded is evidence of that change.

Tim Tullos | YP
Patuxent Baptist Church
Great Mills, MD