Let’s begin with this Scripture: “Therefore said he unto them, the harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest” (Luke 10:2).
The Lord Jesus, in His earth walk, went about the cities and villages teaching in their synagogues, preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom and healing the sick and diseased among the people. The Bible says He saw the multitude and was moved with compassion for them because they were weary and scattered, like sheep without a shepherd (Matthew 9:36). That’s the reason He asked the disciples to pray to the Lord of the harvest to send forth labourers to reap the bountiful harvest of souls around the world. You’re that man; you’re that woman; you’re a co-labourer with the Lord.
In 1 Corinthians 3:9, Paul said, “For we are labourers together with God…” ; that means every Christian is a co-labourer with God in building lives, and saving souls. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” God sent His Son Jesus to save the world, and you’re a partner with Him in the project.
He already granted you the grace for an effective soul-winning life (Eph. 4:7, 2Tim.1:9, 2Tim. 2:1, John 1:16, Romans 1:5, Romans 5:15, 17, 1 Cor. 1:4-7) and in 2 Corinthians 6:1, He implores you not to receive that grace in vain: “We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.” Acts 1:8 says, “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”
The Holy Spirit, who is the Lord and overseer/enabler of the harvest, lives in you today. Take advantage of His grace and power in you to be
an effective witness of the resurrected Christ! Recognize and take your place as a co-laborer with the Lord. Fulfill your calling every day, as a soul-winner and a soul-builder.
Dear Father, I thank you for your grace and power at work in me to be effective in sharing the good news with all my family and acquaintances. As a minister of reconciliation and steward of the mysteries of Christ, I faithfully take the light of your glorious Gospel to my world, and to the regions beyond, transforming and building lives by the power of the Holy Spirit, in Jesus’ Name.