Matt 9:37-38

“Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into His harvest field.””Wow, what an awesome verse! I’ve been working with Ch Hundley the last few weeks and we’ve been coming up with a lot of good ideas for the 1700 service. He wants to make the congregation healthy enough to survive his PCS. From what I understand that service has had a rough couple of years.

Ch Hundley and the rest of the Protestant Advisory Council members (PACs) feel the only way to make that service healthy is by making it self-sufficient. The body can’t hold itself up if all the parts aren’t working together in harmony and mutually supporting one another. Obviously that applies to our 1700 service too!

However, we want to see the right people in the right spots too. We don’t want people to feel obligate and we don’t want people doing something they don’t have any talent for. If I’m a horrible teacher and I’m teaching the Sunday school class, then I’m kinda in the way of who God really wants to teach.

This verse reminds me that no matter what, we need to consult God first and foremost. The Holy Spirit will call the workers into the harvest field, and the Spirit will even call those workers to the right spots. That’s what I pray happens. I pray that we can see the right people called and serving in the right spots.

And why do we want to have a healthy service? Two reasons! First and foremost, to bring glory to God. And second, to see more people come to know Jesus.

Peace and love,
daniel

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Ecclesiastes 12:13

This week my memory verse was Ecclesiastes 12:13 from the NIV. It goes like this:
Now all has been heard;
here is the conclusion of the matter:
Fear God and keep his commandments,
for this is the whole duty of man.

The first book from the Bible I wanted to read this year was Ecclesiastes (which some of you know is my favorite OT book) because it reminds me of how short and life is. And, in the grand scheme of things, it reminds me that no matter what I do, if it’s not done to further God’s Kingdom, it is meaningless!

Chapter 12 is the final chapter of this book. In the end, the author tells us the moral of the story. “Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.” It doesn’t get much simpler than that!

This verse reminds me that living for anything other than God is meaningless.

God bless,
daniel