Matthew 9:38 (ESV) “Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”
Some are half an inch deep while others a full inch. Some need room to grow while others can be right next to each other. While planting our backyard garden, I began to read the back of each seed packet. Each was unique with its own specific instructions on how best to plant the seeds within. Today's verse is a prayer request from God. Have you prayed it? I can’t help but think that planting garden seeds is just like sharing Christ. Some people you need to go deep with, while others need only a few words. Some come to know Jesus in a group setting while others need the one-on-one interaction. The key of course, like planting seeds, is making sure the soil is right for planting. We don't need fertilizer when sharing Christ, because we have the Holy Spirit who prepares the soil for the harvest. So our task today is to pray for the laborers to plant the seeds. As we pray today, be aware that at any moment it could be YOU who plants a seed somewhere. Let's embrace God’s prayer request…and go plant a garden of souls!
TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
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