The success of the church rebuilding project is not solely based on wise planning. The success is determined by our depth of intimacy with God.
An authentic posture of prayer and fasting can position believers to become ushers of greater glory. A house without the glory of God is just another facility. No church leader desires to build a house of God absent of God’s glory.
Only God alone knows the roadmap for Zion’s rebuilding. In this season of waiting upon Him, allow Him to stir your spirit in preparation for the new seasons ahead.
Waiting is hard work. Farmers are not just idling around, enjoying a sun tan, and sipping tea while they wait. They have to faithfully tend to the growing crops – watering, adding fertilizers and pesticides, tilling the fields, removing weeds and pests, and monitoring the development of the crop.
Today, in God’s harvest fields, many might have despaired at the lack of results or have grown weary at the uphill task. Day in and day out, we’ve preached the gospel, we’ve proclaimed God’s word. But where are the fruits?
Have we been having an attitude of “wait and see” before sowing again?
In our day-to-day conversations, have we bad-mouthed or cut down the work of other churches or denominations?
Reaching out through such persons of peace ensures exponential growth in your labours. As Jesus sends us out into our harvest fields – our social circles consisting of our family, neighbours, schools and workplaces – be encouraged that He has also placed persons of peace in our lives.
Are you discouraged by the hostile rejections or the lack of results from friends and family whenever you tried to share Christ with them? Contrary to what Jesus had proclaimed, the harvest sure doesn’t look plentiful to you.
Though there is a large harvest waiting to be reaped, Jesus did not immediately send his disciples out to minister to the people. Jesus taught his disciples to first “ask the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into the harvest field.”