Friday, June 10, 2022

IT’S HARVEST TIME

Today’s Reading: Matthew 9

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A grain field on the north shore of the Sea of Galilee.

Key Verse: Matthew 9:37-38 (NKJV)

Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore, pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”

 

“CAUTION!” This prayer will change you, your family, your income, your giving, your friends, your church, the use of your time, your character, your personality and everything about you. This is Jesus’ prayer request! As soon as you offer that prayer, you become the answer. You are now called to be a labourer. Please read Isaiah 6:1-8. If you confess that “Jesus Christ is Lord,” you have only one answer, “Here am I, send me!” Never sit around waiting for God to push and pull you into service. Your free will controls the gas pedal and the brakes. Push the “Pedal to the metal” and GO FOR IT!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord, I am making decisions; please guide me. I believe that the decisions are from You. Now I will initiate action as Your laborer. Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

My Dad served as a Missionary (21 years in Egypt), an Educator, and a Pastor. My DNA is serving Jesus. At age 16, Jesus’ laborers surrounded me at school and at my part-time job. I made the decision to give my life to Christ in December of 1952. The following June I had a powerful encounter with the Holy Spirit and in August at a Youth Camp I prayed, “Lord Jesus, I would like to serve You full time for my entire life. Would You please give me a clear call into Pastoral service and as an Evangelist.” He did, and I have “pushed the pedal to the metal” since that time!

Your fellow labourer in the harvest,

David

P.S. [Note: This “P.S.” was originally written on June 10th, 2016] Two years ago this month I had a dream come true. I rode the “Billy Graham Parkway” in Charlotte, North Carolina, on my 1996 Honda Gold Wing motorcycle. At the Billy Graham Library, I visited the gravesite of Ruth Graham. Billy, who is 97 now, will be buried beside her if the Lord’s return does not happen first. Billy’s grandson, Will Graham, joined me in Charlotte and we rode our motorcycles to Asheville, where the Billy Graham Retreat Centre, “The Cove,” is located. That was my first motorcycle trip in the U.S.A., and  I enjoyed every minute…praising God and singing as I rode!

Riding down the Billy Graham Parkway in Charlotte, NC, with Will Graham leading the way.

With Will outside the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte. We had a wonderful visit and motorcycle ride together.

6 thoughts on “Friday, June 10, 2022

  1. Thank You, Lord Jesus, for caring for sinners. Have Your good way in all this world, in Jesus’s name, amen

    “He leadeth me, O blessed thought!
    O words with heav’nly comfort fraught!
    Whate’er I do, where’er I be
    Still ’tis God’s hand that leadeth me.

    Refrain:
    He leadeth me, He leadeth me,
    By His own hand He leadeth me;
    His faithful foll’wer I would be,
    For by His hand He leadeth me.

    Sometimes ’mid scenes of deepest gloom,
    Sometimes where Eden’s bowers bloom,
    By waters still, o’er troubled sea,
    Still ’tis His hand that leadeth me.

    Lord, I would place my hand in Thine,
    Nor ever murmur nor repine;
    Content, whatever lot I see,
    Since ’tis my God that leadeth me.

    And when my task on earth is done,
    When by Thy grace the vict’ry’s won,
    E’en death’s cold wave I will not flee,
    Since God through Jordan leadeth me.”

    (I think it’s by Joseph H. Gilmore…)

  2. I was a baby Christian when I wrote this and had not yet begun to read the bible (through 100 Words) that September.It seems appropriate here:
    Oh Lord

    Send me,oh Lord,where danger is rife,
    Send me,my Master,that I might serve,
    Send me,my Friend,I give You my life,
    Send me,my Christ,but give me nerve.

    Let me,oh Lord,show Satan’s black eyes,
    That a common man can give his all
    And one so lowly suffers and dies,
    Before You return to watch him fall.

    Use me,oh Lord,I am worthy as dirt,
    Make me,my King,a nameless soul,
    That I might,Your Holy Name assert;
    Let me,Oh Jesus,fulfill Your goal.
    G W Marshall / May 24, 2013
    God bless

  3. A little history:’Bun’ Betts was the oldest Gold Wing rider in Canada and probably the world.He gave his bike to his son when he turned 100.He was a remarkable man with a dry sense of humour.He recently went down hill quickly and went home.He had accepted the Lord about a year before.My buddy,Doug,knew him well and had given him one of my wooden neck crosses while he was in the hospital.https://www.google.com/search?q=Bun+Betts,oldest+Gold+Wing+rider+in+Canada&client=firefox-b-d&hl=en&sxsrf=ALiCzsZrjpMCpeJW68SuA04iY4zOs5eaPg:1654867636382&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwilqPes_qL4AhUvCZ0JHeXpByEQ_AUoAXoECAEQAw&biw=1366&bih=615&dpr=1
    https://www.saltwire.com/atlantic-canada/news/wentworth-says-goodbye-to-north-americas-oldest-biker-100729709/

  4. Thanks Rob & William. A nice prayer/poem William – it shows your sincerity of commitment. A beautiful morning here in S Ontario. Blessings all.

  5. Evangelist Jimmy swaggart
    Has sung a song
    By this title
    It’s called it’s harvest Time
    Unfortunately I don’t know how to give the link on YouTube
    Maybe someone can find the link on YouTube and and post it here because I don’t know how to do it but it’s a very appropriate song for today’s reading I pray that everybody has a blessed day amen 🙏 i

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