Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
Does this Scripture resonate with you? Are you feeling like a deflated balloon? Has your enthusiasm and joy drained away?
What have you started or continued faithfully and joyfully, that you now feel less enthusiastic about? Are you tired of doing good? Is your service now more a chore than a joy? When this happens, we seem to need to apply a lot more effort to get whatever needs to be completed - the church lawns, the cleaning, visitation.
Don't grow weary of demonstrating your peace and joy in all kinds of acts of love to your neighbours, friends and family. In short, don't lose heart in giving of yourself through love, because when these things are dominant in our lives, doing good is the inevitable result.
What will make the difference? How do we regain our joy in serving? It is the indwelling Holy Spirit who is the source of our love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Paul invites us to look beyond our current challenges and opportunities to serve; he reminds us that we will reap a harvest if we do not give up; that God will honour our obedient service to Him as we do good to all, especially to the 'household of believers'. Those who persevere will reap the rewards. Just like the sower of the seed must wait for the harvest, the Christian must wait patiently for the rewards that will inevitably come from the Giver of all good things. We will not give up, because our Lord is faithful.
Dawn Penney and the Korus Connect Family
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