My tasks are wise in my eyes so the saying goes
I reap I sow for good I hope and see where it leads
I scatter seed abundantly not caring where it lands
I have to ask however if this is in God’s plan
Forgive me Lord for taking the lead for doing things my way
I pray instead that You direct and guide me each and everyday
I do not know what’s best You see in spite of hopeful work
I ask Dear Lord to direct my steps and plant me on what’s firm
Without Your will I scatter off and do not gather still
Please Dear Lord I ask for wisdom to gather as I should
I’m weak and proud and make missteps in everything I do
Please forgive me Lord, guide, lead, renew that I may do your will not mine no matter what the cost
To You alone I owe my trust and find my way in You
*So, some thoughts, futher on contemplating this topic of work for the Lord, especially regarding sowing. Indeed, unless the Lord blesses an undertaking, it is doomed to fail. Thus we ought always pray for guidance, leadership, strength, direction, and wisdom to honor the Lord and do, think, and be as we ought.
However, in regards to sowing seed, preaching the Gospel, the only Gospel that saves of fallen man headed for hell (under the righteous wrath of a Holy God), the Lord Jesus Christ took on human flesh, lived a sinless, perfect life, suffered and died on our behalf (penal substitutionary atonement), rose victorious the third day to return to judge the living and the dead. Freedom, forgiveness, righteousness in Christ alone, grace through faith in The One and Only Savior. Calling all to repent and believe the good news is so be spread in abundance.
I do not need “special direction” to proclaim such, but a willingness to proclaim in love, truth. and by the power of the Lord within me.
Indeed all effort if not the Lord’s will is in vain. However to do that which He desires (the Great Commission), is absolute, God-Honoring, and always appropriate indeed. Preach the truth of the Gospel, nothing but, but preach nonetheless!
Father, much praise and thanks for all You have done, do, and will do. Thank You so much for saving us in Christ Jesus, we love You Lord and know we don’t and can’t deserve what You have done. Please guide and lead. Please direct our steps, please empower us by Your Spirit to faithfully, fearlessly, and lovingly preach the Gospel. May we always be eager and ready: make us advocates Oh-Lord for Your kingdom and glory. In Christ’s Holy name. Amen.