35 Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. 36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. 38 Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” — Matt. 9:35-38 NIV
When we read this and similar passages about the lifestyle that Jesus led, what are our thoughts? Does any part ot this passage jump off the page and grab hold of us? Do we think “good stuff, but that is what Jesus was sent to do” or do our hearts beat a little faster and we think “I want to be like that, I want to be like Jesus”? Or do we think “I could never do that, I am not a great speaker and I am not a healer.”? God has a plan for each of us to bring others to Him with our words and our actions. God had a plan for Moses and spent eighty years training Him to lead His people out of bondage and through a desert to a land flowing with milk and honey. God made a huge investment in Moses so that Moses could lead God’s lost sheep out of Egypt. What investment has God made in our lives and are we willing to allow Him to use us to lead the lost sheep around us? If we are “waiting for the call”, we have already received it. Not in the sense of being full time ministers, missionaries, etc, but in the sense of being full time Chirstians. Our every word and every action is a mini-sermon to those around us. What message are we preaching?
14 How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? 15 And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news! — Romans 10:14, 15 NIV
God knows we received the text He sent, He is waiting on our response!