"He said to his disciples, “The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.” Matthew 9:37-38 (NLT)
In the day-to-day hustle of life, letting God run the show can be difficult and challenging. With so many demands and responsibilities placed upon us, sometimes it’s easy to think we have to do life all on our own.
Jesus said that He and the Father would come and make a home in us. (John 14:17-18) Since Jesus lives in us through the Holy Spirit, we are never left to do it all on our own. As we work to serve Jesus, He labors through us to accomplish His purposes for our lives.
To be Spirit-led is a way of life. It is not something we just do when we are doing “ministry.” We are called to be Spirit-led in all we do, from changing diapers, flipping burgers, providing care, pushing paperwork, working swing shifts, to teaching and mentoring. To be Spirit-led is to be free from the binds of this world and to walk freely in Christ as He works freely in us.
Life is the harvest field and God has called us to be His labors in it. He has called us by His grace to let His Love flow out of us to others throughout the day. We are to be His hands and feet.
Heavenly Father, we praise You that You have made a home within us through Your Spirit. Lord, forgive us for forgetting that You are alive in us and for trying to do it all on our own. Help us to be led by You. In Your mighty name, Amen.
Think through your last day or two. How Spirit-led have you been? Consider the moments you neglected to turn to God for strength or wisdom. Ask the Spirit for help in the areas you have been trying to manage on your own.
Watch this great reminder of the gift of the Spirit.