The Daily Lily
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Very clever, Sister Sara! So I will write it as the AMP reads.
“And He said to them, ‘The harvest indeed is abundant [there is much ripe grain], but the farmhands are few. Pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”
You know, I just saw it! The burden is not some impossible task! Jesus is just asking us to pray, pray, pray the Lord of the Harvest….that He, omniscient God will send the laborers whom He wills, into His harvest. Can He trust me to pray for that?
Only you, MG, would know? Except maybe the Heavenly Host!
One of the cross references I read for Luke 10:2 sounded like this is very urgent and not to be put off. ” Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest! (John 4:35).
Debi, Sounds like you have the awareness it takes to bring change. If we are aware as this scripture suggest in my thoughts….we won’t make delayed excuses with our agenda to not pray and work for the change.
When we pray “send laborers” maybe we are the laborer that goes to the places we see when we look up, out, and around if we are equipped and prepared!
I better get back to my mantra!
My Mantra grows each time I pray Luke 10:2!
This blog recalls to my mind the song/hymn written by Lanny Wolfe, that sings like this:
“There is peace and contentment in my Father’s house today,
Lots of food on His table and no one turned away.
There is singing and laughter as the hours pass by,
But a hush calms the singing as the Father sadly says
Chorus: My house is full, but my field is empty,
Who will go and work for Me today.
It seems my children want to stay around my table,
But no one wants to work my fields, No one wants to work my fields.”
“Push away from the table.
Look out through the windowpane,
Just beyond the house of plenty
Lies a field of golden grain.
And it’s ripe unto harvest,
But the reapers, where are they?
In the house, Oh, can’t the children hear
the Father sadly say?” [Chorus]
I believe this is a reality check for Christians everywhere who want to do the will of the Father.
This morning while studying Isaiah 55. The speaker posed these questions. Are we forever sowing seed and not eating or are we forever eating and not sewing? He goes on to say there has to be a proper balance. I wonder if our eyes are blind to where we really are, sowing or eating?
We have two good examples of workers that answered the call of this song, “who will go and work for me?” Kent and Nancy with their respectful families! Hope the laborers in the prayer room remains faithful in their prAyers for their healing and guidance for the next step as they once again think on the harvest.
What a Title! The Lord of the Harvest! How remotely possible that I could communicate with Him and convince Him to send some workers to help. Wheeee! The thought that comes to my mind about myself is how I wrenched up plans and schemes with talks to the phantom Harvest Lord with no results more times than my little journal lines can count.
But, it’s a new day, new mercies for the new day! And, I will get back to addressing with great respect, “The Lord of The Harvest!”
I agree in prayer with those who are praying for the persecuted Christians, globally.
Lord, raise up a great company of intentional intercessors who will entreat Heaven for the miraculous release of Pastor Abedini; for the deliverance of all those imprisoned, persecuted and tortured for their faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, King and Messiah.
Lord, show Yourself strong in the in their behalf like the fourth MAN in the fiery furnace of affliction as in Daniel 3:20-30 when You were a very real Presence as they
manifested their faith in God against their persecutors. Jesus Christ, the same…yesterday, today and forever…we pray and believe for a great move of God in their behalf, in Jesus Name. Amen.
Amen! Awaken the intercessors.
And in another instance; the disciples were hiding behind locked doors for fear of arrest by the unbelieving Jews after the authorities discovered the empty tomb. The apostles & disciples feared for their lives in the face of the persecution arising because of Jesus’ resurrection from the dead. Even as they hid behind those locked doors Jesus appeared…flesh and bone…. and stood right in the midst of them and spoke “peace” to them showing them His pierced hands and side. When they saw Him they were delighted, filled with joy, delight, ecstasy and rapture.’ [Jn. 20:19-21 AMP]
May the Lord so fill those persecuted and incarcerated Christians with His Presence to strengthen them in their time of very real need. Amen.
The footnotes for Luke 10:2 (NLT) says: “Christian service has no unemployment. God has work enough for everyone. Jesus encouraged the disciples not just to do the work but also to pray for workers. Part of every missionary’s job is to pray for new workers and to help newcomers learn the ropes. Whatever your role in God’s work, pray today for more helpers. Believers are not always to work alone, God wants them to pray, recruit, and equip others to join them as they explore opportunities to serve Jesus. Some people, as soon as they understand the gospel, want to go to convert people immediately. Jesus gave a different approach: begin by mobilizing people to pray. And before praying for unsaved people, pray that other concerned disciples will join you in reaching out to them. God will lead you to an important responsibility, but prayer comes first.”
….”Christian service has no unemployment.” ….”pray, recruit, and equip others” …….”explore opportunities to serve Jesus”…….”begin by mobilizing people to pray”……..”prayer comes first”
Yes, I agree wholeheartedly. Part of my mantra.
We got it, Tammy! Thanks. And I might add, Christian service has NO retirement, either.
OK Tammy and MG, this seems a little ironic to me! Just when I want to be unemployed and retired! Hum, let me think on this?
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