Luke 10:2 says "Then He said to them, 'The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.'" NKJV
I can give a hearty "amen!" Everywhere I turn I see need for men and woman of God to wake up to their call and seize the day! I cannot go a single day without seeing the demand of heaven upon humanity to shake off the comfort of our Christianity and commit to be true laborers in this great day in which we live!
As a youth pastor, I am always on the lookout for more laborers to join me in the work of the ministry. The Kingdom of God is always in need of more workmen, faithful workman.
I returned from Peru a couple days ago with a team of young students who have made an obvious decision to devote their lives to the call of God, to the work of the Gospel. I cannot tell you what joy and encouragement it brings to my heart to see young people make that decision; to no longer remain a status-quo believer, but rather to press in wholeheartedly into their daily destiny as faithful men and woman of God.
2 Timothy 2:2 says "And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also."
The success and furtherance of the Kingdom of God rests on this process, that as each heart captures and embraces the miracle of the Gospel, they will in turn pass it on to all who will hear. That's what every believer should be about.
1. Catch it in our own hearts and lives.
2. Become skilled. Develop ourselves. Learn how to pass it on.
3. Do it. Pass it on. Reap, teach, mentor.
I think every believer is somewhere in this process. Perhaps you have not caught the message of the Cross yet in your own life. If that's you, embrace it today! Sell out for the Cross of Christ! Give yourself to understanding the incredible power of salvation that Jesus offers.
Perhaps you do understand, you have caught and embraced the message of the Cross. But you don't know what to do with it. If that's you, develop your communication skills, get comfortable talking to others about it. Read books on evangelism and sharing the gospel. Get good at teaching and sharing, build your confidence and make yourself ready.
Perhaps you have the first two down. You are saved and you know it. You are a confident communicator and you know it. Well then it's about time you get to work! Start reaping! Start teaching, start mentoring! Paul said to Timothy that it's the FAITHFUL that are used of God, not just the able. Wake up and present yourself!
I am praying that a new generation will arise with a passion to be faithful! Faithful to the Lord and His people in taking it upon themselves to step up and spread the glorious mission of Christianity. Faithful to a world in dire need of saving. Faithful to shine bright and be an active minister of the Gospel. Faithful people who will by natural process, by way of lifestyle and personal passions, will mentor and impact, disciple and reach those around them.
Join me in the work of the ministry. Join me in laboring in the fields of humanity! Join me in praying that our ranks will grow! Let's cry out to the Lord of the Harvest to raise up a new breed of men and women, those who would not only be counted able, but would be counted faithful. Let's respond to the beckoning of the Harvest, let's apply ourselves, there are more than enough openings! Help is wanted. You are wanted.