Friday, July 19, 2013

Workers and the Long Run

After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore to send out workers into his harvest field. Go I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. Do not take a purse of bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the road.” Luke 10:1-4

I have been reading Luke in my personal devotional time recently and came to this passage this week when we have been focusing on short and long term goals. In one of our discussions we were talking about friends that where having some positive results in their ministry and realized that theirs is in the “third generation” of missionaries. There were (at least) two other rounds of missionaries that had come and gone that had laid the groundwork for the response that they were presently having. Dave’s response to this was a series of questions: Who will work with us? (My thought was, --are there others crazy enough to be "lambs among wolves"?) Who will follow us? What will happen to the church if no one follows us? God is capable of sustaining and building far beyond what we can think or imagine and His ways are far beyond ours, but He has also told us to ask for workers to join in the harvest. Will you pray with us that God will send others? That we would be working along side the Holy Spirit to bring in His harvest.

Please continue to pray for the building process as things have slowed down because of Ramadan and other delays.

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