The Word of Grace Devotion for January 13, 2020
The Harvest is Plentiful
Matthew 9:36-38, "When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. 38Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” NIV
Beloved, my Pastor once said, “We can either evangelize or fossilize.” What Pastor Skip was speaking about was reaching out to the lost. If we don’t reach out to the lost then we are in danger of becoming a dead church and we don’t want that. So we need to reach out as Jesus said in Matthew 9:37b-38, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. 38Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”
Also, later on in Matthew we are told in Matthew 28:19-20 to, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
I say all of this because on January 22, 2020 Ryan Reis will be teaching and evangelizing at Grace CC along with Christian Hip Hop /Spoken Word Artist, Jarell. This then is a wonderful opportunity for us to pray that God would save the lost and reach those that we cannot reach.
Beloved, truly the harvest is plentiful and the end seems to be closing in on us. Let us be a body of believers that reaches out to a lost and dying world and pray that God would help us to reach out to those who desperately need Him as much as we do!
I pray that you will have a blessed week! I love you and I will be praying for you!