where love is alive 

Willing 

        I am not a writer.  I don’t consider myself good at it, and yet here I am writing to you all.  The thing that gives me comfort and strength is knowing that God can take the places that I lack and feel inadequate and still use them for His glory.  If I am praying and making myself available, and God is asking me to do it, He can use my meager words and lack of proper grammar to touch someone’s life.  I heard a long time ago, and God continues to remind me, He doesn’t necessarily call the equipped, but He will equip the called if you are willing to be used and say yes to His calling.

In 2 Corinthians 3:4-6 Paul reminds the church in Corinth (and us) with these words, “We are confident of all this because of our great trust in God through Christ.  It is not that we think we are qualified to anything on our own.  Our qualification comes from God.  He has enabled us to be ministers of his new covenant.  This is a covenant not of written laws, but of the spirit.”  That should give us some confidence in knowing that we are not out there on our own, but that the God of the universe is equipping us.  All we have to do is be willing.  Jesus told the disciples in John 14:12, “I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the father.  You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the father.”  Jesus is giving us authority.  All we have to do is ask.  God is waiting for us to ask and to say yes.

He said to the disciples, “The harvest is great, but the workers are few.  So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest;

ask him to send more workers into his fields.”

Matthew 9:37

You know that saying, ‘Four months between planting and harvest.’  But I say, wake up and look around. 

The fields are already ripe for harvest.

John 4:35

There is a great harvest waiting and we can see it all around us.  You don’t have to look very hard to know that the world needs Jesus.  But they aren’t going to see Him until we as the church step up to the commission that Jesus gave us to tell others about God and make disciples.  I am looking forward with expectancy to see what this 40 Days of Prayer is going to do in our personal lives, our church, and community.  I hope that in this time you are giving the Lord your “yes” and that you will allow Him to use you in the Kingdom ministry.  We need workers in the harvest fields.

God Bless,

Lanny

 

 

 

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