â€œAnd let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.â€ Galatians 6:9-10 (ESV)
I have been continuing my study of Galatians (using Tim Kellerâ€™s study) and today I was reading through Galatians 6:1-10 and the last two verses of this section hit me. The three words â€“ â€œIn due Seasonâ€ â€“ jumped off the page to me. I love when Godâ€™s Word hits home in a new and fresh way! The thought in my mind was that God will be God and do what God will do in due season, BUT we have a responsibility in this – not to grow weary in doing good for others.
This seems so pertinent to my life because Iâ€™ve been talking about Czech and what God is doing there a lot as of late and when I think of my directors and our team over there in Prague we could easily have the propensity to grow weary. It takes the average Czech about 10 years to respond to the Gospel and we have not seen God build a viable (whatever that means) â€œmovementâ€ yet, and because of this weariness could easily creep in and then we forfeit an opportunity to reap the harvest we have been yearning for. As I was thinking about God doing things in â€œdueâ€ time, I was drawn to Psalm 46:10 and I spent some time meditating on it:
“Be still, and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!”
We love that first part, but the majority of the verse is about how God WILL be exalted in the Nations. There are so many passages about Godâ€™s achieving His will, if He desires it, it will happen in DUE time. His time. This can also be seen in the lives of those who have a relationship with Christ. God makes it clear over and over again that He is working for our good (Romans 8:28), even in our death (1:21)! But it is DUE time, His time, not ours. Thank God for this reminder today as I wonder what He will do in Czech in the years to come, my life, support raising efforts, my family and more. May we look to God and not grow weary, but know in due time if we sow in righteousness we will reap a righteous harvest! Thanks for stopping bye zACHhARROD.com! Have a revolutionary day!