What does it mean to work in the Lord’s harvest? Are there expectations for the workers? Who should be working in the harvest? Shouldn’t all of us?
The gospel of Jesus continues to be spread. It is not only spread on Sunday morning in a church building, but throughout the week. How is it spread? In more ways than we may know.
Have you seen the commercials about Jesus? Have you heard a co-worker, fellow student, or someone in the grocery store mention Jesus? God uses a plethora of ways to get the gospel to those who need to hear it.
We may be one of those who are planting seeds. We may be watering the seeds. We all need to be ready to harvest the fruit. When we hear that someone desires to commit their life to Jesus, we need to know what to do.
Planting, watering, and harvesting are all part of God’s plan for each one of us. We are to be willing to take part in each of them as God has called us to do.
To be an effective harvester, we must prepare ourselves. We must be attentive to what is going on around us. We must watch, listen, and be ready to act.
When someone desires to commit to Jesus, tell them how to do it. Tell them about baptism. Tell them to speak to the pastor. Be willing to walk beside them as they make the commitment.
I pray we all are ready to help someone commit to Jesus. I pray we are willing to walk with them. I pray each one of us will work in the harvest. Listen for Jesus. Plant seeds for Jesus. Water the seeds for Jesus. Be ready to help someone commit to Jesus. Be a worker for the harvest.
Matthew 9:37-38 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”