Wednesday, November 22 2017
Galatians 6:9, NIV
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
I’m late. There has been too much to do. All week, the yield of my work has declined, and I’ve wanted to give up. Essentially, I haven’t measured up, and as a result, I’m worried my basket will come out empty with nothing to show. A failed crop? No harvest?
During our time on earth, there will always be a deadline and the pressure to perform or produce. At times, it may be impossible to keep up with the demands, and we will get tired. This fall season, let’s discover an abundant harvest that is sowed for the glory of God. Let’s dig into the Word of God with anticipation and gather strength, faith, and hope.
Let us not become weary – “I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.” (Ephesians 3:16-17a, NIV)
In doing good – “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” (Colossians 3:23-24, NIV)
For at the proper time – “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1, NIV)
We will reap a harvest – “Sow for yourselves righteousness, reap the fruit of unfailing love.” (Hosea 10:12a, NIV)
If we do not give up – “Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.” (James 1:12, NIV)
Sowing a harvest for the Kingdom of God instead of this world, is more rewarding, and with faith, more attainable.
Praise Work: Take a moment in the midst of a busy world to recognize God’s grace and power working in your life.
“We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 1:3, NIV)
Dig Deeper: 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, Hebrews 12:11, James 3:18
Have a blessed week, KL