Help Wanted

Missions

“Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.” -Matt. 9:37-38

We are in a crisis.

A crisis much more pressing than the global recession.  There’s a world-wide harvest that’s ripe for the picking.  It’s vast, almost overwhelming.  But the crisis is not in the enormity of the harvest.  The problem lies in the number of laborers going out to reap.  The world isn’t in need of another lawyer.  The world isn’t in need of more nurses, truck drivers or sports figures.  There’s a harvest that’s going to be left out in the field.  Either it will rot away and die or be devoured by scavenging beasts.

Help wanted signs are rarely seen, nowadays.  But when they are posted prominently on a business door or window, it tells the world that there is a need.  And an opportunity.  The sad reality is that most Christians will acknowledge the need presented by the white harvest, but not look at it as an opportunity.  A tremendous opportunity to give so that others may go.

Or an even bigger opportunity to go themselves.

My church’s Missions Conference is coming up.  I have been praying BIG.  Every year I pray that someone will surrender their lives to go to the harvest.  Certainly, it thrills my soul when one of my teens gives their lives to God’s work.  But I’ve been praying specifically for God to get a hold of an adult in our church.  Someone with an established family, ready to be sent out.   A man making a comfortable living, willing to surrender the life he’s known for 20+ years to go into the harvest.  God can do that.

I’ve given my life.  I’m willing to go.  I want to go.  But I’m called to stay.  Not every Christian is called to go to the mission field, but every Christian should struggle with the possibility.  Every Christian should spend some time weeping at an altar, begging God to let them go.  There are over six billion people in this world and the night’s coming.  We are in a crisis.

We should act like it.

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6 comments so far

  1. Becka on

    Our Missions Conference is coming up too. Thanks for this great reminder and prelude to it!

  2. Renae on

    What an awesome responsibility and tremendous burden. Thanks for the reminder… I have been given a wonderful mission field… Bethel Baptist School. The unsaved kids need to see that you can live the most wonderful life as a Christian. 🙂

  3. lonestarpreacher on

    yes we have been given quite the task to reach the world. as a pastor i completey understand the desire to go, which gets even stronger during missions conf!

  4. runnerforchrist on

    wow, great thought.

  5. James on

    great post

  6. Mamdouh on

    hi , i want to serve too , but not sure where to go , and what to do , I want to help in a mission that have muslim focus , preferbly in Russia , Russian commonwealth , Arab countries or may be Asia
    I dont know where to start , and when I can do it !! , and for how long
    please pray for me
    thanx


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