Ask the Lord
Luke 10: 2 | By Kim DeVries
I was talking with my mom over a cup of tea and she said “I had a strange week. I met my neighbor.” In my head I was wondering why that would be strange, so I asked her to tell me more. She said, “I was on my way to run errands yesterday and I hit my neighbor's son with my car!” I wondered why she didn't start with that! I asked her how on Earth that happened. My mother then told me the accident wasn't her fault. Apparently the middle-aged, intellectually disabled son rode his bike out in front of her. She explained that the man was not seriously injured, and he only had a few scrapes and bruises. After making sure she was okay she took him home.
Next, a meeting occurs. The meeting between my mom and the mom of the injured son. It quickly becomes apparent that this meeting was God ordained. My mom has lived near this woman for over six years and never met or seen her outside. However, the woman immediately falls crying into my mother's arms and unloads a life of brokenness and need. She sobbed and cried out for help over the difficulties she's facing in her life. As my mom tells me this story, I silently offer my own little prayer up to God. I thank him that this man was not more seriously injured. I again listen as my mom tells me more. She says, “the crazy thing is, I’ve been praying that the Lord would place someone in my life I could help and share the love of Jesus.” My mouth fell right open. I recovered and said “I guess God answered your prayer.”
My mother's story reminds me of Luke 10:2 and how Jesus gives instruction saying, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”
Do you daily, or even weekly pray for the harvest? Do you ask the Lord as my mom asked the Lord to send someone to whom you can minister? Do we often ask the Lord to send out workers into his field to seek and save the lost? If I’m honest, I know this isn’t my first prayer. My first prayer is often for my family, or my needs. It's not about the harvest and certainly not about his sending me out. Let us urgently ask the Lord, crying out to him that he will send more laborers into the field. Will you pray expectantly and willingly? Will you pray trusting that he will equip you and call you to complete the task?
Pray for God to send out more laborers into the field. Next time, listen, because he may be calling you!
Lord, we call on your name in urgency. Please Lord Jesus, bring more workers into the field. Help us all to listen when you speak, and help us to go when you call. Thank you for equipping us when we are sent. Amen.
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