Reaping a harvest for good

galatians-6-9Galatians 6:9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

Several days ago our eight year old expressed in no uncertain terms his displeasure for not receiving recognition for good behavior (side note, we are working with his teacher). The object of his contempt rest squarely on the shoulders of  his 3rd grade teacher. Needless to say his wonderful parents have never made that mistake…yeah right.

After lavishing much love and encouragement upon his hurt feelings, we sought the life lesson from his ordeal. My wife and I shared with him how sometimes the good we do goes unnoticed, but we must continue to do our best even when we are not praised for it.

Our hearts ached for him for we know how hard he works at being his best considering the challenges he faces. Anyway, the goal of this lesson is not to focus on our son but to focus on handling perception of the mind. Perception that directs the outcome or our actions.

Apostle Paul petitioned the Galatians to not become weary of doing good, for in due time they will reap a harvest if they did not give up. Like the Galatians, we are to press on doing good for the good we do not only builds character, but our actions as Christians impacts the lives of non believers. In a world were trustworthy character  functions at a deficit, doing good must be embraced as a breath of fresh air.

So I say again, do not become weary of doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest.

My prayer

Father, thank you for children for they truly are a gift and blessing from you. The lessons and simple yet powerful way they convict our hearts and minds can only come from your wisdom. We praise you, for your love and devotion to us as we navigate this thing we call life. Help us to raise above the pull of discouragement when we do not receive what ours minds perceive we have earned.

Lead our heart toward gratitude and the wonderful grace that you so lavishly shower upon us. Lastly but not least, let us follow the example of Christ who died for those who drove the nails in his wrist and feet as well as those who cleansed his wounds of affliction. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen

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8 thoughts on “Reaping a harvest for good

    • This is what I’ve learned through the course of walking sometimes crawling with God for 19+ years. 2 Peter 3:8 says, “But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.” God is always preparing us to fully receive his best. That involves many moving parts i.e. moving and changing the hearts of others who are to play a part in God’s will for our lives. Or, perhaps he is pruning things within our character that otherwise would prevent us from receiving his best for our lives. Either way, God wants us to experience the best in life.

      Another way of looking at it is as a parent we will not let our kids partake in something we know they are not ready for i.e. buy them a car at the age of 7 and hand them the keys. They are not ready for such responsibility. In due time, all things will come to pass for God’s good and perfect will.

      May God continue to keep and bless you Michelle.

      Love your brother in Christ,

      Lionel

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      • I’m there. OMG. I had no idea what God was getting ready to show me and you won’t believe it. I posted for my last time. I have got to get the darkness out of my life! See I’ve been that and crawled my way out of the pit and I can’t believe that I almost fell again. Makes me sick! Thank you so much for being a beacon! I don’t know what else to say

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      • The wonderful thing about it all Michelle is God sees you as righteous (2 Corinthians 5:21). We can rejoice in that without condemnation(Romans 8:1 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus).

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