Make sure your mind is clear and you are alert before you begin your study. What if you had an appointment today with someone you wanted to get a job with? What if you were meeting with the president today? If you were meeting with someone important or famous this morning, how would you prepare yourself?
You are about to have a meeting with the Creator of the universe this morning. Be sharp. Give God your undivided attention as you read Matthew 9-12.
Jesus explains in Matthew 9:37 the dilemma the kingdom faces. "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few." This has been a problem in Christianity from the beginning. There are so many who need to hear the gospel, but not enough true workers to bring in the harvest. We need more workers. We need you to join in the work of bringing in the harvest. Make it your goal today to invite someone to church or to a Bible study. It can be someone you know already or a complete stranger. Just invite someone.
In your notes write down how you plan to approach this assignment and what you are going to say.
Jesus offers an invitation in Matthew 11:28-30 to come to him for rest. If you are feeling weary or burdened right now, take Jesus up on His invitation. Give your problem to Jesus in prayer. Leave it at His feet and let Him give you rest. You are a child of God and you have a Savior who cares about your hurts and rejoices with your triumphs.