Sunday, November 18, 2012

The Harvest.

This morning at church we had a good discussion about the harvest, and how we can reach people in our communities and our paths in life. We talked about a few passages:

The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. (Matthew 9:37)

Remind the people to be subject to the rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and to show true humility toward all men. At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of His mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by His grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life. This is a trustworthy saying. And I want you to stress these things, so that those who have trusted in God may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good. These things are excellent and profitable for everyone. (Titus 3:1-8)

It was a great talk! We talked about how these verses teach us how to act toward others, how through God's mercy He saved us (because we all deserve to go to Hell), and how we can be good workers in the harvest.

We spent time specifically talking about what excites us about the harvest and what obstacles we face. I think my job is a good example of both. Sometimes it can be easy to forget that I am in the harvest and that I can share God's love through my actions all day long. Since I work with kids, it's easy to overlook the opportunities I have at work. I am blessed to work in a Christian school, and even though my kids are only two years old, God has called me to a very important work being their teacher. It's exciting that God could use me in the way to mold His beautiful creations. Even at two years old, it's heartwarming to see my kids repeat the Bible stories they've heard, sing praise songs, and learn how to pray. Even though they are still so young, I am grateful to play an important role in their life now, and to help mold into them into who they will be later in their life.

I pray that I would be a good worker in the harvest, tuned in to the opportunities God gives me!


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