He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. (Luke 10:2 NIV)
God’s fields are ripe for harvest! Are we standing at the fence looking at the field or are we in it, getting our hands dirty? I believe that this particular verse is overlooked by the average Christian. They think to themselves “God has not called me to missions, so it doesn’t apply to me!”
I believe that this scripture applies to all of us. We are all called to teach! We are all called to use our talents to further His kingdom and help bring in the harvest.
Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. (Colossians 3:16 NIV)
Some of us are called to write fiction that will plant seeds. Some of us are called to sing songs that water those seeds. Some of us are called to expound upon scriptures to fertilize the seeds. And others are called to preach or evangelize and bring in the harvest.
Regardless, there is work to be done! God has given us the means and strength to do it in the blessing of His Holy Spirit.
Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”(John 7:38 NIV)
Did you know that the
Dead Sea is dead because it has no outlet? The water comes into the sea, but has no means to leave it, so it is stagnant. If you are sitting there, receiving from God but not letting the “water” flow from you to help others, then you are stagnant.
Are you like a river of living water, flowing? Or are you stagnant like the
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. (Matthew 28:19-20 NIV)
Jesus is with us and will help us do what He has commanded. God wants us to proclaim His word: whether it’s through our mouth, song, pen, or actions – He has called you to His harvest!