Feb 2017

230217 – Luke 9:51 – 10:20 (Praying for the Harvest)

I struggle with the concept of pleading with a God who is almighty, sovereign, all-knowing, and totally in control. Of what purpose serves prayer? The verse seems to suggest that we can somehow affect God, and influence Him to send our labourers. Yet in that very verse, it says that He is the “Lord of the Harvest”. Could not the Lord of the Harvest harvest His own crops? Of what need would He have of fallen servants to do His work?

Isaiah 46:9-10

Remember the former things of old;

For I am God, and there is no other;

I am God, and there is none like me.

Declaring the end from the beginning

And from ancient times things not yet done,

Saying, “My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish my purpose,”

So if not for Him, then who?

For us. Prayer is not for God, for He knows all things and see all things. It is the labourers who need the Lord, and thus the labourers who must cry out to the Lord. He has allowed us a part in His Kingdom, and we must yearn for it, plead for it, cry out for it. Prayer reminds us that we need God, always.

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