Southern Cancer Center’s “Bread Bite” series shares weekly words of encouragement and inspiration from local area churches. This week’s message is from Pastor Daniel Blaylock of Forest Hill Church of God in Mobile.
Does your Monday ever reach all the way into your Tuesday? If so, then today’s verse is for you: “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)
Most of us want to live a life that honors God and treats others well. Most of us believe that if we do that, we’ll reap what we sow. But SOMETIMES our patience wears thin, and we feel like giving up. This verse is a great reminder of the “laws of the harvest”:
- We reap WHAT we sow – Plant corn, harvest corn. Sow seeds of kindness and friendship, and you’ll reap the same.
- We reap MORE than we sow – One small seed produces a large plant and much fruit. Small acts of kindness can have a ripple effect (so can act of unkindness or harsh words).
- We reap AFTER we sow – Although we may be microwave Christians, God is still a crockpot God. Don’t get discouraged because it takes time to see the pay-off. God promises we will reap a harvest “at the proper time”.
The key –“if we do not give up”. Don’t lose heart! Keep living a life that honors God and treats people like Christ has treated you. You WILL reap the benefits in the end. Hang in there! You’ve got this!