Matthew 9:35-38 New Living Translation (NLT)
The Need for Workers
35 Jesus traveled through all the towns and villages of that area, teaching in the synagogues and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom. And he healed every kind of disease and illness. 36 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.”
July 16, 2017, Pastor Shawn preached, and God was showing me a vision during the sermon and at the altar after the sermon. It was a marker (something I will never forget) for me… I wrote it in my Bible. I prayed about it and ask God should I share it and I feel peace to do that.
God showed me a roller coaster. The world is like that roller coaster. No stability up and down. (That was during the sermon).
I went to the altar and prayed this prayer:
God, I will serve You anyway You want me to. I am not going to have to find a certain “ministry position”. I am tired of telling You what to do. I want Your will.
I saw in my spirit a field ripe with wheat. I was steady and firm not like the roller coaster and a sickle was placed in my hands. (A sickle is a sharp curved like a knife tool ….to gather the wheat).
What am I waiting for? People need Jesus now! Love them daily for Jesus. Ask God to help you share the gospel with them. There are people that you know that are hurting and you can reach them for Christ!
Look! The Harvest is ripe! Start gathering it. Pray that the Lord send forth laborers. Pray that God shows you what you can do. Do something! Pray, clothe, feed, teach a Bible study, listen, and share Jesus!
John 14:6 New King James Version (NKJV)
6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
I want Your will and I know what that is:
2 Peter 3:9 New Living Translation (NLT)
9 The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed but wants everyone to repent.
The Harvest is ripe. Help me to see that. Help me to utilize my gifts and talents as tools to win people for Christ! Forgive me for trying to lead. Lord Jesus You have called me to follow You. I love You, Lord. I WILL OBEY!
In Jesus Name Amen
*We can give God all our failures and weaknesses too for His Glory:
The problem was that Josh felt he had no gifts or talents to give. All he had was a history of brokenness and failures. In a moment with the Lord, He said, “I only have weakness. But I will give all my failures to you to bring you Glory. Every breath I breathe will be to serve you Lord.” Josh McDowell