Let us not Grow Weary

Let us not Grow Weary

We can trust that our obedience to the Lord in even the smallest things will eventually bring forth glorious fruit. When we sense weariness while doing good, we guard against discouragement and press through by faith. Whatever we do, we do as unto the Lord. We do not lose heart because we trust He will give increase to what we plant or water for His glory.  

What we sow may be time, money, or talents. We give unconditionally, with love. It may not appear to be much, but it is because it is for the Lord. It may not appear to be appreciated, but it is, by the Lord. It may not measure up to how much we would like to give, but it is, in the Lord. We give ourselves to the Lord and He gives through us.  

When the due season to reap is upon us, we are the most battled. In those moments, the loving and giving heart of God that dwells in our heart flows even more. Whatever He asks us to do, we delight in doing. We obey with love and patience, and without complaint. We know we will see His glory, from glory to glory! 

Galatians 6:9-10 “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.”  

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Crossroads

Crossroads

In the same hospital, some are passing away while others are birthing babies. In an airport, some are weeping seeing their loved ones leave while others are celebrating their loved ones coming home. At every crossroads, we can look for the intervention of the Lord. He causes U-turns, taking us in the opposite direction. He turns our despair into hope. Hallelujah!  

When Jesus arrived at the gates of Nain with his disciples, a large crowd was recounting and rejoicing for the healings and miracles they had just witnessed. At this gate, they passed another group going the opposite direction. A widow was leaving the city, mourning for her son as his coffin was being carried out. It was a crossroad where compassion met sorrow and life met death.

Jesus breaks through, touches, and heals us. Even when we cannot call upon His name amid our tears, He hears what we cannot say, feels our pain, and moves with compassion. He is our healer and helps us rise out of our conditions. When we cross the paths of others, let us also take heed of them and be sensitive to their cry. We can bring consolation, hope and healing in the name of Jesus, from glory to glory!  

Luke 7:13-14 “When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said to her, ‘Do not weep.’ Then He came and touched the open coffin, and those who carried him stood still. And He said, ‘Young man, I say to you, arise.’”

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One More Time!

One More Time!

Joash obeyed every instruction Elisha gave him until the one asking him to strike the ground. He did strike the ground but stopped after the third time. We should not stop doing what the Lord led us to do until He tells us to stop. We do not quit; we keep shooting. It’s not over until God says it’s over. We press through and do not grow weary in well doing. 

We must shut out the voice of the enemy: “you are not a good shooter; you don’t have enough experience; you have done enough, stop now.” We cannot spend our time talking about the arrows, rearranging them, polishing them, and never shooting them. We must overcome insecurities and uncertainties as we keep shooting, trusting the Lord with the results.  

God empowers us to stand. As we seek His best, He helps us not settle for less. By His grace, we remain faithful with what is in our quiver and forgive ourselves for the arrows we did not shoot and those we think missed. We give our best shot wholeheartedly to whatever we do. In Christ, whatever arrows we shoot by faith are always arrows of victory, from glory to glory!  

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2 Kings 13:18-19 “Then he said, “Take the arrows,” so he took them. And he said to the king of Israel, “Strike the ground,” so, he struck three times, and stopped. And the man of God was angry with him, and said, “You should have struck five or six times; then you would have struck Syria till you had destroyed it! But now you will strike Syria only three times.””  

 

 

 

Keep the Faith

Keep the Faith

The people of faith we read about in the Old Testament overcame adversities and pressed through great trials by looking forward to the promises of God which would come through the coming of the Messiah. Not only were they sure of them and embraced them, but they died in faith, not having received the promises while on earth.  

How much more should we, surrounded by this great cloud of witnesses, run the race that God has set before us? We do not look forward to the coming of the Messiah. We look back and believe that He came and fulfilled all the prophecies of His first coming. We then look forward with excitement to the realization of all the prophecies of His second coming. Hallelujah! 

This cloud of witnesses surrounds us, not as spectators but as encouragers, cheering us on to keep the faith, stand strong, and never give up. This figurative representation empowers us on our journey. Not only does it uplift us, but it enables us to become witnesses to others. Our race helps them run theirs, from glory to glory

Hebrews 11:13 “These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them, embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.” 

 

 

 

The Best Side

The Best Side

When someone comes to us to share their dispute with someone else, he or she desires us to take his or her side. It can challenge us because we don’t know the entire story. There are three sides to every story: each party and the Lords. We want to be on the Lord’s side, pursuing resolution and reconciliation. 

We can care, understand and be compassionate without taking sides. We pray with that person, acknowledging the Lord, seeking His wisdom and peace. It helps release anger and hurt; and receive the Lord’s healing, forgiveness and peace. When we walk in love, the gossip meetings we encounter, by God’s grace, turn into prayer meetings. Love conquers all.  

Being on the Lord’s side doesn’t mean we know everything about a situation. It means we trust what He knows. God calls us to be ministers of reconciliation and we represent His side to others. His love. His care. His grace. Where the enemy wants to bring division, we bring unity and peace, in the name of Jesus, from glory to glory

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2 Corinthians 5:18-19 “Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.” 

 

 

 

Divine Opportunities

Divine Opportunities

Opportunity is defined as a favorable juncture of circumstances that bring advancement or progress. As a child of God, we have favor released on our circumstances without realizing it. Unexpectedly, amid our daily routine we receive a phone call, run into someone or are asked to do something unplanned. Our answer, our reaction to that happening, is what brings the manifestation of much more than we can see.

Sometimes it appears to be minimal, insignificant, of no importance or value; but with God’s favor, nothing is insignificant. At other times, it appears too big or totally impossible. Opportunities come suddenly so there is no time to hinder the outcome with our human thinking. We take a step of faith into what doesn’t have an immediate impact. When we are led by the Spirit of God, it almost always conflicts with what we see, hear or feel in the natural.

The Lord places someone in our path or something looking very ordinary to take us to the extraordinary. When opportunity knocks, let’s follow the leading of the Lord in answering it. God opens doors no one can close; He closes doors no one can open. We can trust Him and expect the unexpected, from glory to glory!

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Galatians 6:9-10 “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.”