Thursday, March 3, 2016

Working In Your Field

"Then He said to His disciples, The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. 
Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest."
Matthew 9:37-38 (NKJV)

Farms that grow crops like corn, wheat, or barley can have a lot of different fields.  Some fields on a farm can have different types of crops and often the fields are different sizes.  When it is harvest time the people who work on that farm have to go out into the fields and bring in the harvest.  Who works in each field and how that work is done may be different, depending on the field and type of crop.  On some smaller farms some of the same people work in many different fields but on larger farms many people are needed to go into the fields and do the work.

In Matthew 9 Jesus talked about the harvest and the need for workers in the harvest.  If the harvest was plentiful and abundant with a lot of work to do when Jesus was on the earth, then how much greater must the harvest be today?  There is still a great work to do in God's harvest and plenty of work for all of us.  Jesus said we need to pray that there would be more laborers going out into the harvest.  But we need more than just a lot of people out wandering around in the harvest fields, we need people in the right field, skillfully doing the right kind of work.

While there are no lack of jobs in God's harvest there is a lack of people who are properly trained for the work and there is a problem with people not knowing what field they belong in.  It is important for every believer to grow and develop spiritually so that they are equipped to do what God has called them to do, and it is equally as important for each Christian to be in the right place and work in the right field.  What field and work has God called you to?  If you don't know then it is time to get with God and find out, the harvest fields are ready and waiting!

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