This week, I am trying a different way of posting my blog. I'm doing it via email.
What a week it has been. The count down to the Musical is gathering pace! We are just about two and a half weeks away. Most of my exams are complete. Only one to go. Hurray.
A verse of Scripture which I was encouraged with this week was Galatians 6:9: "Do not become weary in doing good, for in the proper time we will reap a harvest of righteousness."
It is easy to give up trying to do the right thing, especially when one's efforts are unappreciated and ignored. It is easy to stop doing the right thing, when you look around you and people who are cheating seem to be rewarded for their dishonesty. But the verse says in the proper time. We often do not know when that it is, and we become discouraged.
Needless to say when you are in the midst of the struggle, it is easy to lose focus on the goal. But Paul in this verse reminds us again, that at the proper time, we will reap a harvest of righteousness. However, even with the goal in focus, without help we will fall flat on our faces. However, with Christ living in our hearts and the Holy Spirit, we are helped. The key is Waiting on God. What does that expression mean? I believe that it means that we need to spend time in prayer (not a few minutes) seeking God's will in how to move forward, and there is a wonderful promise in the book of Isaiah. Isaiah 40:Those who wait on the Lord will RENEW the Strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, and will run and NOT GROW WEARY, they will walk and not be faint."
It may seem disappointing at times when we work hard to bless somebody, and either the act is taken for granted, or it is completely ignored. We wonder was it worth the struggle. It was, for we have heavenly father who notes everything we do. Now I don't want you to get the idea that God somehow weighs the good up against the bad that we do. That is a wrong thinking. We are saved ONLY by faith in Jesus Christ and it is becase of God's grace. But the good that we do, does go un-noticed.
That's all for this week.
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