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The Key to the Master’s Orders

My Utmost His Highest

"Pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest." (Matthew 9:38)

The key to the missionary’s difficult task is in the hand of God, and that key is prayer, not work — that is, not work as the word is commonly used today, which often results in the shifting of our focus away from God. The key to the missionary’s difficult task is also not the key of common sense, nor is it the key of medicine, civilization, education, or even evangelization. The key is in following the Master’s orders — the key is prayer. “Pray the Lord of the harvest . . .” . . . We stay busy at work, while people all around us are ripe and ready to be harvested; we do not reap even one of them, but simply waste our Lord’s time in over-energized activities and programs. . . “Pray the Lord of the harvest,” and He will engineer your circumstances to send you out as His laborer. (read more) (purchase)

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