Psalm 126:6 "He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him."
Have you ever heard someone or even said yourself any of these things...
*That's not my calling.
*I don't feel led...
*I don't really have a burden for that.
I know I've heard and even said them myself. It is true that not everyone has the same burdens. It's also true that many don't have the burden because they don't see the need. Lamentations 3:51 says "Mine eye affecteth mine heart..." We all need a burden in this area of "going forth" and "bearing precious seed."
In the key verse for today we read "He that goeth forth and weepeth." Weeping doesn't come until we go forth. In going forth and sharing the gospel with others we receive a burden for those we talk with. Seeing the need and coming face to face with that someone in need creates a burden for them.
We need to get our hearts broken. When we become broken God can use us more effectively. So many are waiting for God to give them a burden so they can serve Him. That is backwards!! The burden will come AFTER we go.
When Jesus "saw the multitudes" (Matthew 9:36) He was "moved with compassion on them." We have got to get out of our comfort zone and get to serving God bearing the precious seed of the Word of God. We need to get going so that we can see people how God sees them and once we do then we can be moved to weeping and we'll be able to see God use us to help others and reach them for His sake. It's not until we look at people and see as God does that we can and will be broken. Once we're broken we'll be moved to go and then get a burden.
Are you going? Are you weeping? If not then you've not been broken. May God help us all to go and get a burden and bring us to the place of weeping over sinners and their sin.