The Harvest is Plentiful…

By Liz Martin

Children play outside in schoolyard setting

Then Jesus said, “The harvest is plentiful and the bloggers are many.”

Okay. So Jesus didn’t really say that, he said the workers are few. However, I more often than not let my personal mindset be, “how can I receive personal credit for the work that I am doing? How can I show off these great works for the kingdom?”

Whatever happened to Matthew 6 approach to ministry? No good deeds done in public to be seen. Give to the poor without blowing your own trumpet to be recognized and praised. Do your deeds of charity in secret. Pray in private.

Maybe I am writing this more for myself than any of you today, but I want to choose to stop waving around my own party and just let God have the glory. He put our sins behind him on the cross that day on Calvary and I am covered by his grace. He is to be seen, not me.

Jesus is to save as the Holy Spirit is to magnify Christ.

Can you make a pact with me to just start loving people simply without caring to get credit? There is work to be done and I no longer want to spend my time trying to figure out creative ways to get into the limelight. What if I just went and did the work without announcing it to the world on a Facebook status or tweet?

It is a lot easier said than done. This is why I am glad Christ said, “It is finished.”

Pressure’s off. It’s not about you, it’s all about him. He paid it all.

Let’s move, the harvest is plentiful!

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