Many well known sayings come from Bible verses such as ‘you reap what you sow’ which comes from Jesus’ words…
‘Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.’
But there’s more, Paul goes on to say ‘And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.’
Firstly who are you sowing to? Self, the world and the devil or the Holy Spirit?
We are either servants of God or servants of self and Satan, we cannot faithfully serve both.
‘No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.’
Who are you living for Friend?
Denying self is hard and taking up your cross means self must be crucified but in truly following Jesus there’s immeasurable joy and peace!!
‘Let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.’
Are you weary with trying to right? Are you weary of denying self and living for God.
Are you exhausted with living for God’s glory in the mundane day to day tasks.
Another nappy change, another meal to get, more laundry to do, that book to read for the tenth time to today.
Or that same task at work, another difficult lesson at college, another difficult client, that person that grates on your nerves that you just want to snap at etc!
‘he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.
He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.’
Friends, there’s life in living for Jesus!!
But how do we not get weary with it?
By not doing it in your own strength or for yourself.
‘Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.’
Do you see?! When we walk with Jesus the burden becomes light because He carries it with us and the yoke isn’t hard, Jesus shares the weight of it and guides and steers us if we’ll just lean into and trust His will and not pull against it!
So Friends, ‘let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.’
Gal 6:7-9, Matt 6:24, 10:39, 11:28-30