Getting a later start this morning, Father, but our time together is important as I daily walk with You. Draw me close. Teach me what I need to learn this day. Amen.
Matthew 9:35-38 (<<click the green)
I can’t leave this passage quite yet, Lord. I’ve asked for forgiveness for my obliviousness but these last two verses need to be addressed.
When You saw the crowds. You said to Your disciples, “The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.”
My study Bible* brings a very important thought to mind, “Many people are ready to give their lives to Christ if someone would show them how. Jesus commands us to pray that people will respond to the need for workers.”
As I reread Your words You command us to pray to God “who is in charge of the harvest” and we are to ask that He “send more workers into his fields.” I then have to pause…and think, “Who are these workers and from where do they come?”
It doesn’t take long to register in my brain that it is me! It is you! The followers of Christ, we are all workers! Does training or experience factor in? That may be helpful but it is by no means necessary! The most important quality in being a worker in God’s fields is…willingness. And if we struggle with that even, I truly believe He will help us with that as well!
Lord, You tell us that people are ready to hear of You and the Good News Your coming gives us. Help us not shy away but to be eager – to be willing – to share You word with all who will hear. Lord, use me to help bring in the harvest. Amen.
*Life Application Study Bible New Living Translation
Mar 14th, 2018, Wed, 9:49 am