SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY- MATT. 9:37-38
“Then He said to His disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest field.'” (Matthew 9:37-38 ESV)
Thought of the day
Brandon mentions how praying this passage led him into action. Jesus also knew that his disciples needed to pray this prayer and first gain the Lord’s heart for the lost that they might, themselves, become laborers in the harvest field.
Questions to ponder
-Have I prayed earnestly for God to send laborers into the plentiful harvest fields that surround me?
-What can I do to begin praying this way?
-What specific areas in my city and community need laborers the most? When, today, can I spend time in prayer for gospel workers to be sent into those areas?
My first encounter with Take the City was going to Wilson Apartments in Columbus GA. We were met by a man from that neighborhood who prayed with us before we began the outreach. We set up an area for the kids to play and others went door to door witnessing and praying for people. It truly was a humbling experience. Another time I got to pray at an abortion clinic which was another humbling experience. The worship services the night before are always dynamic and spirit led. However I will conclude with the best part for me was being an eight week participant of Take the City boot camp. All of the leaders were simply AWESOME and I learned so much during those eight weeks. I thank God for all these wonderful opportunities!