Monday, March 19, 2012

Galatians 6:9-10

"So we must not get tired of doing good, for we will reap at the proper time if we don't give up.  Therefore, as we have opportunity, we must work for the good of all, especially for those who belong to the household of faith." Galatians 6:9-10

Okay sisters, I do not know why with verse has been sent to me not once today but twice by two different people in two different states.  Both messages were sent just following my quiet time this morning when I asked God for His strength to keep me from feeling weary and to help me understand why all these issues were hitting at the same time.  My two friends did not know what I had petitioned God for this morning but He must have burdened their hearts to share the verse. 

This verse can easily be applied to our family stresses.  I simply asked God for strength today as I will be traveling back to my parent's home this afternoon.  These next few days will be stressful again and will completely wear me out.  However, I do it because I love my parents and because God calls us to care for one another.  Maybe you too are going through a difficult time in your family.  As frustrated as I get in dealing with the issues my parents are going through, I am so thankful that I am closer and can spend these last days with my mom.  So hang on girlfriend when your difficulty becomes overwhelming.  I have to believe there is a light at the end of the tunnel or at least a blessing in the midst of it.

Second, view this verse in terms of your ministry.  Don't you get tired?  Don't you get discouraged?  Don't you want to throw in the towel and let someone else handle it?  Unfortunately, too many ministers and their families quit and leave God's call on their lives.  Oh sure, we all get weary and exhausted serving the Lord.  However, the benefits of continuing His work far out weighs the affects of quitting.  We must remember that everything we have done to advance His kingdom will be revealed to us in heaven.  There will even be more surprises in store just from the residual affects of our work. (I know I am stretching it, but I personally believe my chocolate banquet table will have a heavenly chocolate dish that no one else has tasted except the angels).

So hang on girlfriends!  Don't give up!  Keep on keeping on for the cause of Christ.

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