Where are the Christians?

Posted: January 17th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: My Thoughts, Spirituality | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »

When you see needs that aren’t met it’s not because God hasn’t called enough men and women, it’s because not enough men and women have responded.

-Jacob Aranza

 

Matthew 9:35-38 “Then Jesus went to all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every sickness. When He saw the crowds, He felt compassion for them, because they were weary and worn out, like sheep without a shepherd. Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest is abundant, but the workers are few. Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.

 Wow! This has been on my mind for the last couple weeks. This is one of the few times that Jesus actually tells us to pray for something specific. Pray for laborers. I sometimes wonder how the world got to the state it is today. Killing 46 million babies every year through abortion and we turn our backs as though there is nothing we can do. Open homosexuality is rampant and we as “Christians” have the “Oh well, it’s their life” attitude. Where is our compassion? Where are the ones who will stand up and say that you can only find true love in the arms of the Father? Where are the ones who will take the gospel not only to the nations, but to our own American cities? Where are the “Christians”?

 I don’t know where, but I do know this however, they might not be present because we have not prayed in faith believing that they will come, or believe that we are those that will change the world for the glory of God. We need to get on our knees and cry out with anguish in our spirits for God to send the laborers.

Maybe they are just sitting on the couch, in a church, or on their knees waiting for God to say the word, but His hands are tied because of our unfaithfulness! Maybe it’s you and me but we are too stubborn and proud to open our ears and answer the call.

~ Father forgive us for our unfaithfulness! Send the laborers Father! Don’t let our unfaithfulness be the reason that the harvest is not brought in. Do not let us miss our inheritance as unbelieving Israel did, but let us be as Joshua and Caleb and believe that the Lord is our victory and our mighty fortress that will lead us into His promised land – our inheritance! Let us hear Your voice so that our faith is increased!

 - mooney


  • http://timglass.wordpress.com/ timglass

    Yes Father, forgive your children and give us the strength and grace to do Your work!

    Thank you mooney, for speaking this truth today!

    Blessings to you!
    Tim

  • http://www.hike4fathers.com William Bateman

    Great post… (God’s hands though, I never tied! Even in His soveriegnity, He knew and knows who will respond to need and obedience!}

  • http://anjewel17.wordpress.com anjewel17

    It’s not just your heart this has been on. My church recently had a Sunday teaching on this, and I’ve been adding this prayer to my daily time with God. it is indeed one of the two things Jesus told us to specifically pray for – along with God’s glory, and for His Kingdom to come [Matthew 6:9,10].

    Not everyone can go and become a laborer, but we are all called to pray and give to those who go. Keep praying friend, as I will be.

  • Reynvaan

    No offense intended, but if Jesus never spoke a word on the subject of homosexuality, why is it an issue for Christians? If it’s because the Old Testament condemns it, then you should (among other unspeakable things) also be killing children who disobey their parents. If it’s because the apostles condemn it, then you should (among other ludicrous things) be actively prohibiting women from speaking in church.

  • http://www.christopherhopper.com Christopher Hopper

    Reynvaan: Asking honestly, do you post such a comment because you’re actually interested in learning about theology, or are you simply harboring something against Christianity? Quite curious. (Genuinely meant with no guile).

    Chris: Thanks for the challenge. Dually noted and accepted. My prayers go out to all those Christians who are and have laid down their lives to share the Gospel. And to those of us who are still lying in the shadows of complacency or apathy, no matter how far or close to the darkness, may we step boldly into the Light of Love.

    CH