I lead an outreach team in my hometown, and it’s been amazing to see God work in the lives and hearts of our local highschoolers. He is answering prayer and the momentum is growing in ways no human made happen.

Yet, I’m discouraged, because my team and I are only a few people. Over the last few years, I’ve watched so many jump into outreach, excited, and then life gets busy and other priorities come into play.

However, the harvest is plentiful and the workers are few. What would happen if every single member of the body of Christ viewed outreach as part of daily life? What if, instead of leaders having to beg people to help, we as a church were passionate and willing to participate?

I know sometimes it can seem impossible. There are a million things on our schedules, and many times we don’t even know where to start. But let’s start with our neighbors or start with our cashier at the grocery store. Today, let’s step out of our comfort zones and talk to someone. Let’s ask if we can pray for someone. Let’s ask pastors and community leaders how we can serve the Lord — what is needed.

Maybe you can do outreach with a team. Or maybe you can help raise money. Or offer your living room as a place to meet. There are millions of impactful ways to creatively live like a harvester. Or maybe you can pray. Whatever we do, we must pray. Pray for workers.

There are so many souls desperate for the gospel.

Lord, thank you for the hearts you are preparing and the opportunities you are giving your people to share the truth. Please raise up people who will share it with confidence.

Throughout This Day: Invite God to direct your steps and use you and all other Christians you know as laborers in his harvest right where you are.

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