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God needs workers.
Servant’s hearts are necessary for God’s church. People willing to self-sacrifice to help others come to know Jesus. Non-judgemental individuals who uplift instead of condemning. Men and women who understand, life isn’t about them. Fulfilling God’s purpose for your life requires commitment. When God asks, respond yes. Details aren’t necessary to serve God, just obedience.
As of 2019, 7.674 billion people live on the earth; in farming terms, that’s a huge harvest. Of those, 2.382 billion are professing Christ-followers. In other words, people following Jesus are outnumbered 3 to 1. This statistic means a lot of people need Jesus in their lives. The harvest is great, but the workers are few.
Saying yes to God means sharing His love with the world. Those people in your life who don’t know Jesus, are angry at Him, or have turned their back on God need love. People need others in their life who are willing to love all of them: good, bad, and ugly. When we begin to love people like Jesus, they begin to blossom.
Commit to the bloom.
When I married my husband, we committed to love, honor, and cherish each other. My husband loves me unconditionally. His love in my life has changed me completely. As we have grown together in Christ, we’ve become more patient, more understanding, not as easily angered. Every day God gives us together, we become more and more one. Love changes your life. Our lights shine brighter when we actively share and receive love.
Wherever God plants you is where you are to bloom. God will pour His love into your life; you can then share it with others. As you love those close to you, they will begin to bloom as well. The more they understand Christ’s love, the more they will grow.
God’s work is love. Ours is the same. Work hard today at loving both God and people. Watch as your garden begins to grow.
Lord, thank You for giving us purpose in life. Forgive us for not working harder for you. Help us today represent You well. Every person we encounter help us to love them, somehow, some way. Fill us to the brim with Your love; let it overflow to everyone around us. IJNIP. Amen
Question for reflection
Who needs tending in your garden?