This is where my heart has been…
36“No one knows when that day or hour will come. Even the angels in heaven and the Son don’t know. Only the Father knows.
In this picture you see a clock with it’s numbers askew and one number knocked to the ground. The hands on the clock are in the dirt. You see a candle that has been burning for a long time-it is nearly finished. The flame is being blown to the right-almost out. There are three people on the left. These are the workers that God has called to do the work. The harvest is ripe but the workers are few…
36When he saw the crowds, he felt sorry for them. They were troubled and helpless like sheep without a shepherd. 37Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is large, but the workers are few.38So ask the Lord who gives this harvest to send workers to harvest his crops.”
The workers are tired. They are holding each other up. They are doing all that they can to get to the flame. The lead worker holds a lantern that needs to be lit and taken back into the dark world. If they don’t reach the flame before it goes out there will be many lost. The workers are shaped liked match sticks. Why? Because they will go out into the world and light someone else. If the workers are too weary to reach the flame they cannot relight the dark world. They are on a mission and even though they are tired and worn out-they have vowed to never give up. Why? Because GOD ALMIGHTY has called them to this purpose and GOD ALMIGHTY will give them strength.
These workers are your Pastors. YOU MUST PRAY FOR THEM.
There is a pile of ashes to the right of the candle. These are all the matchsticks that have gone before and have burned out. Some were too weary to go on, some have passed away and others have just quit.
I know some of each.
The one that causes my heart to ache the most is the one who just gave up on GOD. The one was in a lifetime of ministry for Christ, but is no longer.
Our PASTORS NEED YOUR PRAYERS.
The CHURCH NEEDS YOUR PRAYERS. Your church might be full of workers and prayer warriors, but I can guarantee you that there are churches out there that DON’T have that. YOU MUST PRAY FOR THEM. It’s not about us. It’s about GOD working in HIS people. ALL of them. Pray for workers to be sent where they are needed. Pray for workers to hear the call and TRUST GOD to do a work through them. PRAY for the people of the church to be compelled and convicted to give their lives FULLY to GOD. Our Pastors cannot do this work alone-this is why we have a church. All work together for the good of Christ. You are the hands and feet of Christ.
So here’s what I want you to do- every time you drive by a church-any church- send up some prayers for that church, and I mean get out of your car and lay your hands on the door frames, the pews and the entrance. Raise that body of believers UP to GOD ALMIGHTY in prayer. Pray a blessing over the building and all who enter there and then watch God blow up a mighty wind and bring a season of change.
Don’t wait. TIME is of the essence.
I’m praying for all of God’s workers. Won’t you join me?