Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Lead Me To Some Soul Today

Jesus said, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” (Luke 10.2)

Do you understand what our Lord was saying?  He is suggesting that we (like the cat in the cartoon) sit around wondering what we should do, when all that is necessary is for us to look up.  If we’ll just pay attention, and get out to where the harvest is … we will find a lot of fruit – HIS fruit (not ours). 

What holds us back? 

Again, Jesus said it was three things:
  • Worries of the world
  • Deceitfulness of wealth
  • Desires for other things

These are the “weeds” that choke us and make us unfruitful (Mark 4).  We are big, healthy, fat cats … strong and ready to go … but too distracted by other “good” things to actually get out there and produce fruit.  Of course the problem is that "the laborers are few."  

We have committed to be God’s harvesters.  If we don’t do it, who will get God’s harvest?  It will rot and become food for the birds and bugs. 

The poem below is from an old song, but I believe it makes an excellent prayer for us all.  Will you join me in praying this prayer regularly?  If there is work to be done, let’s join with Isaiah and say to our Father, “Here am I, send me.” 

Lead me to some soul today
O teach me, Lord just what to say
Friends of mine are lost in sin,
And cannot find their way

Few there are who seem to care,
And few there are who pray
Melt my heart and fill my life
Give me one soul today 

  This is our prayer - in the name of Jesus

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