Journal Entry ~ 11/20/18

37 Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few;38 therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest." - Matthew 9:37-38

As I said earlier, it has been an uncomfortable week in this verse. This passage highlights what is most important to Jesus, and compares it to what is most important to me. It's been uncomfortable because they haven't been aligned. I want things comfortable in my life, and Jesus wants people moved for His kingdom. I want Him to answer all my little prayers to fix relationships and health issues and finances, and He wants to bring people to Him. That’s it. His goal is always, only that people would come to know Him. 

Jesus wants to know if He is truly our treasure, is He truly our all in all. What is it we labor for all day?  What is it we worry about? And pray earnestly for?  We spend so much of our time praying over things that would make our lives easier, and we labor over things we find important. The truth is we often don't pray for or labor for the things He wants us to pray for and labor for. His number one priority is bringing people to Him. The sad reality is that I don't live as if that is my number one priority. 

He has been working on my heart this week with this verse, though. He has been changing my priority by revealing to me what my priorities really are, and He's moving. I want my prayers to be aligned with His will, I want my desires to be aligned with His desires, I want my priorities to be aligned with His priorities...but it has been so hard to let go of the things that stand in the way. 

Press on ~ you are loved 💗


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