WHEN NOTHING IS HAPPENING
"Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will
reap if we do not grow weary." - Galatians 6:9
Have you ever tried to lose weight? It can be so discouraging. I mean you exercise, you cut out sweets, you eat more vegetables and less junk, but for some reason, you don’t lose any weight. Ugh! What gives? When that happens to me, the only answer is … Pizza Hut Buffet!
Seriously, it can be quite demoralizing to try hard to lose weight and see little to no results. But the truth of the matter is this: if you keep up an exercise and diet program, you will eventually see the results you desire. It just takes time and your commitment to keep going.
The same is true in the Christian life. God says, “We shall reap if we do not grow weary.” That is a promise you and I can cling to with all our strength. God cannot lie. He is telling us to not give up until we see the harvest.
Many years ago, Thomas Edison invented the light bulb. How cool is that!? Did he do it on the first try? No way! In fact, he tried thousands of times for two years with no success. But he did not give up, and he did not wallow in discouragement. He knew that every failure showed him how not to do it. His persistence paid off. Because he did not grow weary in doing good, he eventually reaped a great harvest, and the incandescent light bulb was born.
What have you been working toward and praying for with no visible results? Could it be your marriage to get better, or your business situation to turn around? Perhaps you have been praying for your wayward child to come back to God … or for your future spouse to come into your life … or for that sin habit to be broken? Whatever you have been praying for, believing God for, and sowing seeds for, don’t quit on it! Don’t lose heart and throw in the towel on that prayer. A great harvest is coming if you and I keep on keeping on.
Is revival really coming to America? Is there going to be a mighty move of God that will sweep the nation and the world before the second coming of Christ? Yes! And God will use us to usher it in if we do not lose heart in doing good. Pray … and keep praying, witness … and keep witnessing, seek … and keep seeking, trust … and keep trusting, give … and keep giving. He will show Himself mighty and strong in the lives of those who refuse to quit!
May you and I adopt a Thomas Edison attitude when it comes to doing good. May we never lose heart and never say die.
Pastor Jeff Schreve
From His Heart Ministries
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Jeff Schreve founded From His Heart Ministries, www.fromhisheart.org, in 2005 with the vision to reach as many people as possible with the good news of God's love. Jeff believes that no matter how badly you may have messed up in life, God still loves you and has a great plan just for you. He broadcast on radio, TV and in the internet around the world from his pulpit ministry as Pastor of First Baptist in Texarkana, Texas. This ministry is completely listener/viewer supported. It continues only through the faithful and generous gifts of people like you. Pastor Jeff takes no income from this ministry. All gifts go to further the broadcast.
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