Day: October 17, 2011

The Key To The Master’s Orders

Oswald Chambers 90x115by Oswald Chambers

Pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest —Matthew 9:38

The key to the missionary’s difficult task is in the hand of God, and that key is prayer, not work— that is, not work as the word is commonly used today, which often results in the shifting of our focus away from God. The key to the missionary’s difficult task is also not the key of common sense, nor is it the key of medicine, civilization, education, or even evangelization. The key is in following the Master’s orders— the key is prayer. “Pray the Lord of the harvest . . . .” In the natural realm, prayer is not practical but absurd. We have to realize that prayer is foolish from the commonsense point of view.

Can God Still Use Me?

Grant Phillips 90x115by Grant Phillips

Do you, as a Christian, feel you have nothing to offer for the Lord’s service? Perhaps you’re feeling somewhat worthless. You look around at others and say, “Wow, why can’t I be a successful Christian like them?” Or maybe you’re thinking, “They have so many talents. I can’t do anything.”

We see others with ministries on television, great websites glorifying God, authors of books, great musical talents, artistic gifts, great speaking abilities, and on we go. Well, allow me to give you the conclusion of this article now, instead of at the end. Did you ever stop to think that it isn’t what you do? It’s what Christ does through you. Now sit back for a minute and think about that ……. When we understand that, we realize that what we actually should do for Christ is to simply be faithful to Him and allow Him to do His work in and through our lives. At that point, we get our eyes off other people, and especially off ourselves, and on Jesus Christ, where they should be.