Common Sense Reborn Daily Devotional

I love Sunday’s. And it’s not because of football. I love Sunday’s because I have found a church that sings to my soul. I hope that you have a church like that, and if you don’t, you find one in 2020. Sunday’s should be a day for worship, for spending time with your Creator and the One who loved you more than anyone ever, Jesus.

Janua­ry 12

36When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.  37Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.  38Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”(Matthew 9:36-38)

For the alpha males out there, they love the analogy of the sheepdog, the wolf, and the sheep.  Most alphas relate themselves to the sheepdogs, keeping the sheep safe from the dangerous wolves of the world.  I love this analogy because whether you think of yourself as a sheepdog, or perhaps feel like you are just one of the sheep, or you have lived as a wolf and you are ready to change your life to be the protector, all three look to the Shepherd for guidance, life, and ultimate protection.  The Shepherd ultimately protects both the sheep and the sheepdog from the wolf.  And as I have touched on in the last two days, the sheep and the sheepdog follow the Shepherd.

Now in this passage, Jesus is calling the workers into His field.  He states that this will be a plentiful harvest, as long as the workers are present.  Even today, the harvest is still more than plentiful.  And Jesus is still looking for more and more workers to till the field.  Let us be workers for Jesus this year.  It’s time to follow the Shepherd into His field and help collect the harvest. 

Reading plan:  Matthew Chapter 10

Deeper reading plan:  add on Genesis Chapters 46-50 (congratulations, you completed your first full book of the Bible!)

Prayer and meditation:  continue to pray for your request from day 1 and ask God to speak to you in this day of rest and reflection.

Fitness challenge:  Rest, worship, surrender to the Spirit

Journaling guide:  reflect on another week and how you can be a worker for Jesus.  Are you following Jesus with your whole heart?  What’s stopping you and what changes do you need in your life to become a worker of the field and not just a part of the pack or another sheep?

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