It's time to get busy working for Jesus.
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Matthew 9:36-38 When He saw the crowds, He had compassion on them because they were confused and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 He said to His disciples, "The harvest is great, but the workers are few. 38 So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask Him to send more workers into His fields."
There are too many people in the church that are very content to be consumers, they come and take in the show and enjoy the music and preaching but they never contribute to the work of the church.
Many of us talk about the work and train to do the work but we never actually get to work, in the Bible there are plenty of examples of God's people working for him and very little discussion or training about the work, it makes me wonder how we got off course.
Jesus saw how desperate the world around him was and it moved him deeply and his heart was broken that there were so few workers for such a large amount of work that needs to be done. Jesus saw the field that needed to be harvested and asked his disciples to pray for more workers.
Work, Work, Work!
|Matthew 5:16 In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.|
John 17:4 I brought glory to You here on earth by completing the work You gave Me to do.
1 Corinthians 15:58 So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.
Colossians 3:23 Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.
The idea of working for God for the rest of your days on this planet is talked about all over the Bible and especially the New Testament.
Jesus has asked us to join in the work of helping with the harvest and praying for other people to join us in the work. What an honor and privilege to be chosen for such a highly important work.
Will You Join Jesus In His Work? (pastorrick.com)
Doing The Works Of Jesus (desiringgod.org)