Daily Devotional Series from Victory Church
Flourish Day 3
One of the lessons I learned from my parents was to finish what I started. We were taught at a young age that if we took on a task, we were to see it to completion. A fun word to describe this quality is “sticktoitiveness” or a more common word would be perseverance.
In the passage for today, Paul encourages us to not grow weary of doing what is right. He compares the results of our efforts to those of a harvesting a good crop. I have never lived on a farm but I do know that once the crops are ready, it takes an “all hands on deck” effort to get them harvested and the job is not finished until all the crops are brought in.
As an employee of a construction company, I know that some building projects are harder than others and as such, become frustrating for the project team. The suppliers miss deadlines, the subcontractors don’t fulfill their obligations, the project site has unseen physical obstacles…. Any of these can cause the team to want to walk away and to leave a project unfinished. But they have made a commitment to finish the building so they forge ahead. Giving up and leaving a building half completed is not an option.
If we are honest with ourselves, I am certain that we have all had moments when we felt like giving up and walking away. When we have prayed with persistence and the situation does not change. When we have given everything we have and nothing is given in return. When we have reached out in love and our efforts are met with a rebuff. But, this is when we need to dig in and keep on going.
We read in 1 Thessalonians 1:3 “We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith,your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.” God calls us to persevere-no matter what circumstances we are facing… to hold onto Christ tightly, not wavering when times are bad or when we can’t see where we are or where we are going. As we are encouraged to persevere, we can encourage others to trust in Christ, have hope for living, and endurance in life and/or in any opportunities or setbacks we face.
Keep on doing good and don’t grow weary… harvest a good crop!
Galatians 6:9-10 The Message (MSG)
“So let’s not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don’t give up, or quit. Right now, therefore, every time we get the chance, let us work for the benefit of all, starting with the people closest to us in the community of faith.”
About the Author
[ Kay Pflueger ]
Kay Pflueger and her husband Wayne have been members at Victory Church for the last 8 years. Kay is a loving mother and grandmother whose love for the Lord is on display at all times. To contact Kay directly about this devotion, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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