Sunday, October 26, 2014

don't give up

Galatians 6

 Dear brothers and sisters, if another believer is overcome by some sin, you who are godly should gently and humbly help that person back onto the right path.

And be careful not to fall into the same temptation yourself.

2 Share each other's burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ.

3 If you think you are too important to help someone, you are only fooling yourself. You are not that important.

  4 Pay careful attention to your own work,

       for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done,

       and you won't need to compare yourself to anyone else.

5 For we are each responsible for our own conduct.

  6 Those who are taught the word of God should provide for their teachers,

        sharing all good things with them.

  7 Don't be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God.

You will always harvest what you plant.

8 Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature.

But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit.

9 So don't get tired of doing what is good.

Don't get discouraged & give up,

     for we will reap a harvest of blessing

     at the appropriate time.

10 Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone...

        ....especially to those in the family of faith.

Verse 9 is a verse I feel like God gave me for 3 relationships I have that are stuck at an impasse.

1 relationship is broken.

2 relationships have high, thick walls all around their hearts.

I don't know when the "harvest of blessing" will occur - maybe in this life, maybe in heaven.

As the years, I just trust God to fulfill his promise.

And I continue to care, to "do good" to them, & love them unconditionally.

And I wait.

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