Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9 (NIV)
Don’t Give Up
I have given you work to go and do for me. My hand is on you. I will use you to bear fruit for my kingdom. You will bring glory to my name. You will reap a rich and bountiful harvest for me. I want to go and do whatever you have given me to do for you. I want to accomplish your purposes. I want to fulfill your plans. I am very thankful and glad to hear that your hand is on me. It is my joy to know that you will use me. Nothing would thrill me more than to bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. I want to reap a rich and bountiful harvest for you. That is very good.
Having heard all that you have said to me, a question does come to my mind. What question do you have for me? I couldn’t help but wonder if there was an “if” that was part of all that you said to me. Is there anything that is required of me that is part of receiving these promises from you? That is a very good and wise question. What is your answer? Yes, something is required of you to receive all these promises from me. If you want to bear fruit for my kingdom and reap a rich and bountiful harvest you must not give up. You must not grow weary. You must not faint. You must not quit. I understand.
Let’s talk about this a little more. I’m listening. You will never have enough of your own strength to go and do all that I ask of you. If you rely on your own strength you will grow weary, you will become faint and you will want to give up and quit. Remember, that I said that my hand would be on you. I said that I would use you. I remember. You must rely on me for all the strength you will need to go and do all that I ask of you. I will work in you and through you. You will go and do what you could have never do without my help. So, there are really two, “ifs” to receiving all these promises from you? I will bear fruit for your kingdom and reap a rich harvest for you “if” I rely on you and “if” I don’t give up. Is that right? Yes, that’s right. Will you rely on me? Will you never give up? Will you keep on serving me? Yes Lord, I will.
Lord, I will not grow weary. I will not become faint. I will not give up. Instead, I will rely on you for all the strength I will need to keep on doing whatever you ask me to go and do for you. Help me to reap a rich and bountiful harvest for your kingdom and glory. Amen
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