Daily Devotional from The Way Bible Church for May 8th, 2019

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Wednesday, May 8th

John 4:35 (The Passion Translation)

As the crowds emerged from the village, Jesus said to his disciples, “Why would you say, ‘The harvest is another four months away’? Look at all the people coming—now is harvest time! For their hearts are like vast fields of ripened grain—ready for a spiritual harvest.

If you’ve ever watched a movie involving a shipwreck or airplane crash, or if (heaven forbid) you’ve been in one yourself, you probably know what the term ‘Mayday’ means.  A mayday is a distress call letting anyone who may be listening on the other end of the transmission know that the caller is in need of emergency assistance.  Whether you realize it or not there is a mayday call that God is sending out to the church today.  Here’s the emergency…The church, by and large, has developed a “come to me” mode of reaching the lost when Jesus initiated a “go to them” system.  Look at it from this perspective.  Suppose a farmer came to you complaining about having trouble getting his crops in.  After asking him a few questions, you come to find out that he just sat in his recliner and never went into the fields.  What would your advice to him be?  You would undoubtedly tell him, probably not the kindest of words, that he needed to get up and get to work bringing them in.  This is the attitude of the the Church today.  People sit in their comfortable pews and pray for God to bring the harvest to them.  As you’ve surely noticed, this mode of operation hasn’t been working all that well.  God is sending out a ‘mayday’ on behalf of the lost and dying saying, “We’re here!  Please come help us!”  Are you listening?  Will you respond to this mayday?  Will you go out into the harvest field of your family, job, neighborhood, kids ball teams, and schools?  There is a spiritual harvest waiting on you. – Love and Blessings, Pastor Jeff

Transformation GroupLife begins Sunday, May 19th @ 5pm at TWBC.  If you’re needing to be set free in any area of your life, whether it be from addictions to unforgiveness, Transformation Group is for you.  You can get more info or sign up by calling the TWBC office at 903 438-2363.  You can also sign up using the the TWBC app or Website.

 

 

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