God showed Peter a sheet filled with all kinds of animals. Peter refused to eat unclean animals and Christ said, ” call not unclean what the Lord has cleansed.
Friends many are hungry for the gospel, the harvest is ripe, are we ready to bring in the harvest?
My neighbors are seniors in their sixties. We chat every now and then. A while back when the brother was diagnosed with cancer she came to me and we prayed. I did not follow up since then only to just happen to be at a picnic with other neighbors and I heard her giving the testimony of that prayer in the hallway. I prayed with her that day but was I expectant? If I were, I guess I would have followed up and the likes eh!
For the last three years that I’ve had this couple as my neighbor, I have not once asked them to come to Church or spoken about my faith with so much passion. Then a few days ago, my neighbor came over and asked for the address of my Church, I gave it to her, showed her the website and the likes, but did I look out for her on Sunday, if she came as she had stated she would come? No! I did not remember to look out for her and on my way home after stopping by here and there, she called me to ask if I was in Church! I was surprised outrightly and felt uneasy! Why am I not showing as much interest as this retiry? She invited us over for chit chat, she spoke about attending bible class on Friday, browsed through her individually handwritten American Bible and went back home.
Of course I knew God was speaking to me through these interactions but I wasn’t getting it until I stopped by a dollar store on Tuesday, quite a distance from home and met my neighbor right in front of the store on their way home. They stopped the car, said hi and they went on to tell me that they came by to get some note pads and highlighters for bible class at Church. I was stunned by their eagerness, yearning to learn more about the Lord, and here was I, Pastor/ evangelist/ apostle/ woman of God, without so much a flicker of enthusiasm! What has gone wrong for I was never like this? Is my joy cooling off or what?
Brethren, the harvest is plenty and there are not enough laborers. It is not enough that we go to Church, neighbors know us as Christians, we should disciple all. Many people are thirsty and hungry for the Lord, and if we do not speak and act with conviction like that servant girl in Captivity in Syria, the many Naamans out there would never know that there is a God in Israel.
Lord forgive me for allowing the cares of living to distract me from the purpose for which you have commissioned me. You said go ye into the world and preach the gospel, baptizing in the name of the Lord….
May I henceforth be a true ambassador and be a light to show the way to the yet unsaved in Jesus mighty name Amen.