Message for October 18, 2015 from Pastor Jerry

“And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” Galatians 6:9 (NKJV)

Have you ever been in a situation that was so taxing that you wanted to say, “Where do I go to resign?” Every day activities can build until you feel you just can’t bear the weight of another thing. No matter how much you try it just doesn’t seem that anything is happening. To be honest you just feel like you want to quit.
Paul addressed the Church at Galatia with the above verse, and it is good that we consider it as well. Don’t get tired of doing good things for the day will come when it will pay off. When will it begin to pay off for me? The verse says that it will happen in due season. Fine. But, how far away is due season? How long will it take before I reap?
Due season is not a specific length of time but a span of time necessary for all the conditions to be met. Let us use the growth of plants as an example of this. Carrots and radishes are planted in a garden and under good conditions reaping takes place in a matter of weeks (due season). At the same time an apple seed is planted next to the garden. Due season for the apple will be years, not weeks. Does that mean there is something wrong with the apple seed? No, it means there is a different nature involved that takes longer to mature.
Never forget what crop you are sowing with your “doing good.” A carrot seed produces only one carrot without being sown again. An apple tree can produce thousands of apples without ever planting another seed. In a “microwave” society of instant results we must realize that everything cannot happen in an instant. Microwave meals may be quick but they do not compare to a good home cooked meal that takes hours to prepare.
With regard to spiritual seed you are sowing, do you want “micro-waved” blessings or are you willing to wait for a good “God cooked dinner?” Don’t lose “heart” you only have one. That one has to last forever. Take care of it.

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