I had to look up the definition of reach and it’s amazing what it has to say:
to stretch out; extend; thrust
to touch or grasp by extending a part of the body (such as a hand) or an object
to pick up and draw toward one; take
to get up to or as far as; come to
to extent to
to make an impression on
to communicate with
Next, I searched the Bible app with the word REACH to see what scriptures stood out. This chapter starts with this passage titled Labor Shortage:
After this, the Lord Jesus formed thirty-five teams among the other disciples. Each team was two disciples, seventy in all, and he commissioned them to go ahead of him into every town he was about to visit. He released them with these instructions: “The harvest is huge. But there are not enough harvesters to bring it in. As you go, plead with the Owner of the Harvest to send out many more workers into his harvest fields. Now, off you go! I am sending you out even though you feel as vulnerable as lambs going into a pack of wolves. You won’t need to take anything with you—trust in God alone. And don’t get distracted from my purpose by anyone you might meet along the way. “Once you enter a house, speak to the people there and say, ‘God’s blessing of peace be upon this house!’ If a lover of peace resides there, your peace will rest upon that household. But if you are rejected, your blessing of peace will come back upon you. Don’t shift from one house to another, but stay in one home during your time in that city. Eat and drink whatever they serve you. Receive their hospitality, for you are my harvester, and you deserve to be cared for. “When you enter into a new town, and you have been welcomed by its people, follow these rules: Eat what is served you. Heal the sick, and tell them all, ‘God’s kingdom has arrived and is now within your reach!’ But when you enter a city and they do not receive you, say to them publicly, ‘We wipe from our feet the very dust of your streets as a testimony before you! Understand this: God’s kingdom came within your reach and yet you have rejected God’s invitation!’ ”Jesus continued, “Let me say it clearly: on the day of judgment the wicked people of Sodom will have a lesser degree of judgment than the city that rejects you, for Sodom did not have the opportunity that was given to them.”
-Luke 10:1-12 TPT
Here are a few more scriptures that have such a strong clear message about reach:
And let us all advance together to reach this victory-prize, following one path with one passion.
-Philippians 3:16 TPT
For we reach the goal of fulfilling all the commandments when we love others deeply with a pure heart, a clean conscience, and sincere faith.
-1 Timothy 1:5 TPT
For you reach into my heart. With one flash of your eyes I am undone by your love, my beloved, my equal, my bride. You leave me breathless— I am overcome by merely a glance from your worshiping eyes, for you have stolen my heart. I am held hostage by your love and by the graces of righteousness shining upon you.
-Song of Songs 4:9 TPT
When we step out in vulnerability something happens supernaturally. The scripture says in “But he answered me, “My grace is always more than enough for you, and my power finds its full expression through your weakness.” So I will celebrate my weaknesses, for when I’m weak I sense more deeply the mighty power of Christ living in me.”
-2 Corinthians 12:9 TPT
Here is my summary:
This week’s passages talk about our reach in our community and places beyond where we find ourselves having influence and becoming a harvester for the kingdom. You see, as a mother, one of our jobs is to protect our kids from present and future harm. That is also our job as a believer. We don’t want to see anyone land themselves in the pit of fire that never expires. 🔥🥵
So, we reach towards the goal. We allow the Father to reach into our hearts and renew all our wounded parts. There is a new life that starts to happen when you ask Jesus Christ to enter. Salvation is the beginning of that heart exchange with Him.
The song, Lifeline, I released Friday is my way of expressing an impression I got about that day the woman touched Jesus’ hem and a thought about her being there the day Jesus was crucified. Here are a few lines from the song:
The cross brought you
The cross bought you
The cross longs for you
It's your lifeline
Until next time,
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