I have a confession to make. My absence from writing was due to my addiction to Downton Abbey. You will be happy that I have finished the second season and I can now return to my project.
I wish I had an addiction to God's word as I do for a few television shows, drinking coffee and decorating shabby chic. And if not an addiction, self-discipline to complete my prayer and bible time daily as I do with brushing my teeth. I mean there are times I have curled up in bed gotten comfortable and realized that I had forgotten to complete my night time routine, I have immediately pulled myself out of bed to brush my teeth, remove my make-up and applied a moisturizer (you know the stuff that will keep me from getting wrinkles). But when have I laid down, remembered that I had not completed my bible reading or spent time with my best friend Jesus and got up and did it?? I cannot remember, probably because it has never happened. Most likely I stayed in bed and decided that I can complete it tomorrow. Sad isn't? My physical health is more important than my spiritual health? One is not greater than the other. But in the end is it my soul or my face that needs to be clean??
Please excuse me I am off my own soap box now... (must have been all that lordship and ladyship drama that got me in a whirlwind)
In reading Matthew 9:18-38 I find there is just as much action in the Bible. Jesus is giving sight to the blind, regaining a voice to the mute, heals a woman who has been bleeding for years and offered life to a little girl who was dead.
WOW! That half of chapter had more excitement than the entire season! It looks like I was missing out, now wasn't I?
Jesus realized in his humanness he is unable to complete all these miracles alone and asks for help. The last verses he calls out to his disciples to pray for he has seen how many are lost and in need.
“The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” Matthew 9:37-38
Just like we are today, lost sheep with no shepherd. This prayer is still in need to be asked of. Will you pray this prayer with me today?