Read Mt 9.35-38, Lk 10.1-2 – We are often annoyed by begging. People begging for money, kids begging for the latest toy, pets begging for food. But God is not annoyed by beggars. In fact, God commands us to beg! When Jesus tells His disciples to “PRAY” for laborers to be sent into the harvest, the Greek word He uses is “BEG.” It’s like when the leper came to Jesus and begged Him to heal him. (Lk 5:12) Or the demons in the Demoniac begging Jesus not to torment them. (Lk 8:28) And when this same man was delivered from those demons, he begged Jesus that he might follow Him. (Lk8.38) Now that’s some pretty intense begging going on! And in the same way Jesus commands us to beg the Lord of the Harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. Are we obeying Jesus’s command to beg for laborers? Are we teaching others to obey this command?
Tip: Set an alarm for 10:02 and pray Luke 10.2 daily