Be a Worker of the Harvest

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.”

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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