Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Harvest

"Then Jesus said to his disciples, 'The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.'" Matthew 9:37-38 NIV

Jesus once said these words to his followers and I believe that he is saying those same words to us today.  There is such a need for the workers of the field in the harvest of world we live in today. Many are gifted but few stand up to take on the responsibility.

We are all a part of something bigger than ourselves and it is time that we stand up for what we were created for. This particular verse sparks a question in my heart. Why is there such a need for people to stand up and work the field?  I believe that the answer is simple, we are called to stand up because deep down we know the harvest will always be incomplete with out that deeper love guiding each of our lives.  Stellar Kart puts it beautifully don't they.

I believe with all my heart that we are called to be a part of something bigger than all our lives, we are called to something holy.  Until we embrace that holiness in our lives the harvest will always be incomplete.  Peter wrote that we were to "Love each other deeply with all our hearts" 1 Peter 1:25b and yes I have posted this verse before but it is so relevant to our hearts and to our lives.

We as Gods adopted family need to stand up and work the fields of harvest all over the world and more importantly in our very own communities and churches.  However, we must be careful because if we lead and have not been led ourselves. Yes, we are called to lead but we are also called to be led :-). 

Simply put, Love God, Love Others, Lead others, be led by others, embrace the harvest and be the harvest :-)

Stand Strong and continue to believe the teachings given to you
(2 Thes. 2:15b NCV),


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