John 5:17 Are You Also Working?

In his defense Jesus said to them, “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working.” John 5:17

Work is something that some people love to do and others try to avoid it as much as possible. However, most will work, when needed, but stop as soon a possible. Many are always looking forward to the weekend, so that they can be off and away from work.

People love to relax and have a good time, leaving work behind. They dream of a day when they will no longer have to work.

After healing someone on a Sabbath day, some leaders began to persecute Jesus. He told them that His Father always working, so He is also working.

Being able to stop working and do whatever one wants to do is the desire of most people. Work is often seen as a necessary evil that people are required to do. Rarely does anyone see it as joy or a privilege.

God created the heavens and the earth and people to give life and abundant life. Jesus came to the earth with the purpose to save all people from sin and to give them life after they had sinned and brought about death.

Neither the Father nor Jesus have ever stopped doing the work to save people from their sins. It is still their focus and goal, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

Too many believers will do work in the church, but as soon as church is out, they put down the work of God. They are focused on personal pleasures and life, but not the mission of Jesus, to save the world.

Just as the Father is always at work, the believer must always be seeking ways to be a witness and touch the lives of others.

You may be weary from working and desire to stop working. Seek God’s strength, wisdom and guidance to continue His work upon this earth right where you are.

God has you in the place you are to do a work that He has for you. As long as there are unsaved people on this earth and God is still working, there is a work for you to do.

Jesus did not stop for any law or reason, but kept working the job His Father was doing. Are you willing to keep working?

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will do the work God has for you to do each day; that you will not grow weary in working for God; and that you will see the need to reach the lost for Jesus.

Luke 10:2 A Big Job Is Out There

He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” Luke 10:2

Big jobs come up every so often in which many people are needed to complete it. Managers are willing to go out and hire nearly anyone and everyone just to be able to accomplish the job.

The level of desire for the type of worker is often lowered, just so that there can be enough workers to complete the job. All that is needed is someone willing to work to get the job done.

As Jesus is getting ready to send the disciples out, He tells them that the harvest is plentiful and that more workers are needed.

The job that Jesus came to this earth to do was to seek and save everyone that is possible. Since the time of Jesus walking on the earth the number of people on the earth has increased dramatically.

Today there are nearly 8 billion people on the earth and continually increasing. Of these nearly 8 billion people, only a small fraction know Jesus personally as Lord and Savior. This implies that there is a great work to be done.

Just as a farmer has to get workers to go out into the field to pull in the harvest when it is ready, so God is needing workers to go into the field of this world to get people.

Sadly, many in the church leave that job for others to do. They feel that someone else will do the job. Every believer needs to be willing to be used by God to bring someone else to Him.

If every believer would be willing to be used by God to bring in two or three, or more, from the harvest, the world would be changed for God very quickly.

At some point in your life, someone took the time to bring you into God’s family. You were harvested by some other believer. Allow yourself to be used by God to bring someone else in.

There are several billion people out there that do not know Jesus. You just may be the worker that can change that.

Ask God to show you the crops that are ready to be harvested. Then be willing to go out and harvest the fields of earth for God.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that God will open your eyes to the harvest fields of this earth; that you will allow God to use you to draw others to Him; and that you will be a faithful worker for God in His fields.