There are many people, today, who wander aimlessly through life and have no immediate plans to live for God. Some people haven’t heard the Truth. It is up to us to make sure that they find direction and come to know Jesus Christ. Jesus preached in the synagogues; he healed the sick; and people followed him; however, they were still “scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd” (Matthew 9:36). It had an effect on Jesus Christ; he was “moved with compassion” and he told 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” (Matthew 9:37-38).
Ask yourself, when was the last time that you were moved with compassion for lost souls? I think we have all been guilty of being in a crowd of people, yet, not really seeing the people who are part of the crowd. It can be a lonely place for someone who is desperate for a change in their life. Let’s be that change.
It’ll take committed Christians to reap an eternal harvest. In every area of ministry, we are gaining strength and momentum. The Lord is doing a quick work. We are truly blessed to have freedom to worship the Lord in Spirit and in Truth. When we faithfully obey the word to “Go ye therefore into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature;” teach Bible studies; and compel people to come in; they will come, and lives will be changed by the power of the Holy Ghost.
Still, we need more labourers to reach more people, and we’re running out of time. It’s high time that we get alone with God and allow him to wash us again with his blood, to cleanse us and then to let us see the harvest field. Everywhere that we go, there are people who will die in their sins if we don’t reach them with the gospel. It’s in the streets, in the malls, at the grocery stores, in our own neighborhoods, that we’ll find people who are hungry for the Truth of Jesus Christ.
The Lord operates according to our faith in his promises. “Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee” (Matthew 9:2). He saw their faith. Have you ever wondered why we find it easier to believe God, when the blessing that we’re praying for is for someone else? We have difficulty convincing our self that the Lord wants to honor our faith. Is it so hard to understand how much that the Lord wants to bless us? Sometimes we may feel that we don’t deserve God’s blessings, so we never expect it to come to pass for ourselves. Our expectations and faith in God’s promises, determines whether we’ll have our petitions granted. Expect God’s best, honor your commitments to him, and you’ll receive it.
“But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then said he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house” (Matthew 9:5-6).
Living for God is as simple as the man sick of the palsy, taking up his bed and walking. There is nothing too hard for God, unless we make it too hard. We have to expect it will come to pass, before it will come to pass.