“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore, ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” Jesus never doubts the potential of the harvest; his concern is whether there are workers. We learn quickly in ministry that we cannot harvest alone; the work is endless. Do I have eyes to see those who might join the work of the harvest? Do I pray for and encourage others in the work of the Kingdom? – Lord, send out laborers into your harvest and let us rejoice how you are using each one.
“Surely God is my salvation…make known his deeds.” Isaiah shows the vital connection between joy and thanksgiving of the individual experiencing God’s salvation and the natural flow of making known, proclaiming, and singing it to others. How can we encourage one another to share, sing, and give witness of our individual stories so that all in the congregation and beyond can know of God’s goodness? – Father, let us freely share the stories of your salvation in our lives, so that all may know you.
“Greet Pricilla and Aquila, my fellow workers in Jesus Christ…” A look at the list of fellow workers in Romans 16:1-16 reminds us that our ministry and work as Christian leaders is not the work of the “Lone Christian;” we need others. Who has God brought into your life and ministry? Give thanks to God for them. Almighty God and Father, I give you thanks for _______________, these persons who are fellow workers in Jesus Christ, Your Son.