OPEN Heavens Devotional Sunday 15Th May 2022 – Church Worker Or Faithful Labourer?
The Topic of Open Heavens for 15th May 2022 Is “Church Worker Or Faithful Labourer?”
MEMORISE: Matthew 9:3
“Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.”
READ: Matthew 9:35-38 (KJV)
35 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.
37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;
38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.
OPEN HEAVENS DEVOTIONAL FOR TODAY
It is not difficult to find church workers, but it is difficult to find faithful labourers. The church is constantly teeming with men and women who are interested in working for the Lord. However, the Lord is not looking for workers who only want to show the world that they are serving God; instead, He seeks faithful labourers who will indeed be committed to winning souls into the kingdom through their various services in the church.
In the memory verse for today, Jesus tells His disciples to pray to God to send labourers to do the work. Jesus is interested in people who will be committed to the saving of the lost. They are the kind of workers who, even if they are cleaners in Church, would be praying over each seat in the Church auditorium as they clean, praying that those who sit there would be transformed by the word of God. Such workers would pray that anybody who would attend the Service that day without having given his or her life to Christ would do so before leaving the Church. Such people as ushers, would not only be interested in looking good on Sundays, but praying to God to direct each person to the seat where the word can reach them without any hindrance or distraction.
People who do everything with one goal in mind will be brought into the light of Christ. There is this testimony of a man of God who died and entered into heaven. While he was on earth, he would conduct services, crusades, and meetings and there would be so many miracles, healings, and such a heavy presence of the Holy Spirit. In heaven, he was shown why he had always experienced such success in his ministry. There was an old woman who always followed him about whenever he was holding a service; she would begin to intercede for him until the end of the meeting. The woman was so consecrated to God that her prayers were always like thunder in heaven. Jesus attributed the success of this man’s ministry to the silent labour of the faithful old woman.
God is looking for soulwinners, not just busy workers. God wants all men to be saved (1 Timothy 2:4).
Are you in the workforce of the Lord? If not, you need to sign up today. If you are already in the Lord’s workforce, make sure you are a faithful labourer.
Heavenly Father, please make me a faithful labourer in Your vineyard, in Jesus’ name.
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