||A Letter to the Laborers of the Harvest
Category: Bible Study Devotionals
Hi all! This blog is really something that’s been being revealed to me lately. I’m still digging into what God’s saying on this, but here’s what He’s laid on my heart so far! Be blessed and encouraged! ~Andrew
“He that gathers in summer is a wise son, but he that sleeps in harvest is a son that causes shame.” –Proverbs 10:5
“How does one become hardworking? Our flesh simply hates discipline and hard work, and by nature we tend to be lazy and like our rest. But in the work of the Lord, we simply cannot afford to. The souls of men and women are at stake. What is it then, that moves us past our human tendencies and into this kind of committed life? The answer is ownership…..We must have this same attitude in the work God has called us to. You must see these people by faith and say, ‘They are MY people, members of MY church who belongs to heaven and for whom Jesus died. I will NOT see them go to hell.’ …when you begin to take ownership of the people living in your mission field, you begin to be consumed with prayer for them, your thoughts are constantly on them and faith builds up in you, spurring you on to do whatever it takes to get the job done and reach them despite all obstacles.”- K.P. Yohannan “Against the Wind” pgs. 134- 135
No matter where we are in our lives, we must always be open to God’s voice. To be able to do so is to remain in His awesome presence in whatever we’re doing. That way we’ll always be ready to hear His call. From there, we have the choice whether we speak or keep it to ourselves. We have to shout it out!
“We’re gonna shout, shout, shout til our lungs give out/Dance, dance, dance/We’re gonna show this world what it’s all about/Take a chance/And give it up now/Give it up now”- Attaboy “Shout”
“The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise.” –Proverbs 11:30
We must become like a hardworking farmer who works dawn till dark for the harvest. He can’t just sit back and hope it grows a crop, he must work, and in doing so a plenteous crop is made! Remember, you’re not alone! God is with you working for you and with you!
“(37) Then He said to His disciples, ‘The harvest truly is plenteous but the laborers are few. (38) Pray that the Lord of the harvest will send laborers into His harvest.’” -Matthew 9:37- 38
“Pray for laborers, for all students in theological seminaries, training homes, Bible institutes, that they may not go unless He fits and sends them forth; that our churches may train their students to seek for the sending forth of the Holy Spirit; that all believers may hold themselves ready to be sent forth, or to pray for those who can go.” –Andrew Murray “Ministry of Intercession”
“We are/We are in desperation/We need to reach this generation/We are speaking louder than before/We are the hope that’s been forgotten/We have a Love that has been brought/And we are speaking louder than before”- Jeremy Camp “Speaking Louder than Before”
When we speak, we mustn’t forget to tell them that there is nothing that cannot be redeemed by God.
“Places/Where grace is/Soon to be so amazing/They may be unfulfilled/They may be unrestored/But when anything that’s shattered is laid before the Lord/Just watch and see/They will not be/Unredeemed”- Selah “Unredeemed”
“Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Who will go for us? And whom shall I send?’ Then I said, ‘Here I am. Send me.’” –Isaiah 6:8
What will you do with your life?