WORKING WITH JESUS - Friday, May 11
(Join In the Lord’s Vineyard)
TO THE BIBLE 2 Corinthians 6:1 NIV
“As God’s fellow workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain.”
Ever read where the Bible says “...The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest” (Luke 10:2)? Jesus made this statement, in reference to soul-winning, as He saw His disciples returning from an evangelical trip. This reveals that He doesn’t want to reach the world by Himself or work independently of His kids; He wants you and me to work together with Him. The responsibility is simple: tell other people about your Lord Jesus Christ and how good He’s been to you!
Read about the woman with the hemorrhage who was healed by the Master, and you’d observe that she almost ran away after receiving her miracle, because she was so scared of being noticed. However, Jesus wanted her to testify of her healing, so it would remain and so others could hear and have faith as well. Something similar happened earlier when Jesus healed the demon-possessed man at Gadara. This guy, being restored to his senses and so happy, wanted to follow Jesus. You’d think the Master would have been thrilled to increase his number of His disciples, yet He told him to go back to his friends and relatives to tell them what had happened to him. So the man went on to be a preacher in the Decapolis (Mark 5:20). That’s the principle of the Word of God.
God needs you in His vineyard: He wants you to proclaim what He’s done for you, and share His love and goodness with those in your sphere of contact. He always desires to work with and through you. This was why He made you in the first place; to have dominion over His estate and to act in His place and do the things He would do. So, make yourself available for His use today.
Mark 5:1-20, 25-34, 2 Corinthians 3:5-6
“Dear Father, I thank you for enabling me to preach the Gospel to my world. I join in the great commission of reaping the ripe harvest of the world today. Thank you for making this truth my prime focus continually, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
John 5:31-47, 1 Kings 7-8
Mark 9:30-37, Numbers 14
Spend time to pray about those you will tell about Jesus, that they will respond positively to the message.