Then He (Jesus) said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.” Matthew 9:37 ESV
Over the past week, God has saved six students during out Student Ministry services here at church and that is SO EXCITING! There is something so exhilarating when God gives us the privilege of being a part of seeing someone pray to receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior and cross over from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light.
We must remember that God has prepared the harvest field. There are many people out there who are ready and willing to follow Jesus, but the question is, where are the laborers?
If you are follower of Jesus Christ, then guess what, when you look at the mirror, you are looking at a laborer. We are all called to live out our faith on a daily basis and live lives on mission, laboring in the mission field that we’ve been placed in.
Where is your mission field? In Acts 1:8, we are told by Jesus where that mission field is. Jesus says, “You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
We must begin to be witnesses for Jesus in our Jerusalem, namely our family and friends, and at our jobs and schools. Then to our Judea, with our neighbors, acquaintances, such as other parents on our kid’s soccer team, etc. Our Samaria means move out of our comfort zones a little bit more. That means being intentional to be a witness to people who are not like us. For some of us, that may be people of another culture/ethnic background. For others, that may mean we are witnesses to people of another gender or another generation. Whatever it is, it should be a stretch fpr us. And finally to the end of the earth, that means praying for and participating in world missions. We can pray, give, and mobilize others and go if and when we are presented with the opportunity to be witnesses around the globe.
God is at move on this earth saving people, but He chooses to use us to help in the process. Are you a laborer or a spectator? I encourage all of us to get off the bench and help by being a part of the harvest.
Posted on Fri, February 10, 2012
by Kevin Ibanez