Monday, August 24, 2009

Harvest Time

Jesus said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field." Matthew 9:37

I have been thinking about this verse since I read it yesterday. I have recently stepped away from a volunteer position at the church and it has been hard. Especially because I know that there is a need in this area. However, I have felt led toward a different path. So, after reading this post I have been thinking about being a worker in the field.

All kinds of thoughts have been running through my head, Did I make the right decision? Is someone else going to take over this ministry?

I actually feel a lot of peace about my decision. After reading this verse, this is where my thoughts have gone. . .

The harvest is plentiful, and the field is a big one. There are so many people that still need to be touched by the love of Christ. Not all of these people will be touched by a structured ministry.

I have opportunities everyday to have an impact on so many people. I am choosing in this season of my life to go out into the field and try to make a difference.

I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves. Matthew 10:16

Next to the above verse in my Bible I have written in, "Balance between wisdom and vulnerability".

So as I seek balance in my life as a mom, wife, and everything that comes with those roles, I pray that God will provide me with wisdom and vulnerability as I head out to the field.


Sandy said...

Amy, I am praying with you.
Remember, that if your girls haven't all asked Jesus into their heart yet, that they are part of the harvest, too.

Jennifer @ Getting Down With Jesus said...

I remember stepping away from a church volunteer position some time ago, and feeling so guilty -- even though I was sure the decision to leave the position was from God.

A friend told me that if the ministry was supposed to continue, God would equip and call another of His children. ... In fact, He did just that!

God bless you as you walk with Him and juggle the various roles in your life. May He grant you wisdom.

Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

I hope you enjoy this new season in your life!!!
Collette xxx

the ungourmet said...

Hi Amy! You popped into my head just a minute ago. Maybe that means I should say a prayer for you???

I will.

I like your new look over here. ;0)

Modern Mama Diana said...

That's awesome that you were obedient to what God was telling you to do. There is definitely a large population that need to hear about Christ and sometimes it's just not going to be within the 4 walls of a church. God will bless the work He's called you to do. :)

Christian Mommy Writer said...

May God bless you as you go out in the field!

Jamie said...

Good luck and God Bless as you go out in the field. May you touch many lives and bring people to Him!