Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.—Luke 10:2
There is nothing more rewarding than serving the Lord. But sometimes we get into survival mode and we forget to fulfill the Great Commission. The fields are white unto harvest.
I was recently encouraged after coming out of Bible class to find that while I was teaching in one class, there was five kids saved in another classroom.
As I got the details, I was amazed to find out that they were not in Bible class or chapel, but that they were in language class. Praise the lord for a Christian teacher who took the time to teach about salvation during a “normal” class talking about sentence structure.
Sometimes as we get into a routine in our Christian lives, churches, and schools, we tend to forget that there are people waiting to be told how to be saved. As we pray for opportunities, God is faithful to bring those opportunities to present the gospel. This same morning, my wife and I spent extra time in prayer for the salvation of several children but no one in particular. It is amazing when we are then surprised as God answers our prayers, giving us much more than we ask for.
Although we should schedule time regularly to present the gospel one on one, it is also true that during our busy daily routine we are often presented with many opportunities to share the gospel and God’s Word. This may be in the form of counseling, helping a young teenager, talking to our own children, or even a stranger along life’s journey. As a Christian, always take advantage of the opportunity, because if we pray for more fruit we should be ready to harvest.
We should schedule time to go and sow, but we should also sow as we go.