INSPIRING DAILY DEVOTIONAL ® … Keep working for the Lord
Text(s) for today: Jam. 5:7-11
”Let’s not get tired of doing good, because in time, we’ll have a harvest if we don’t give up. So then, let’s work for the good of all whenever we’ve an opportunity and especially for those in the household of faith.” Gal. 6:9-10 CEB.
Many people want instant results. That’s why we have instant coffee, instant messaging, instant money transfer, etc. And when it comes to sowing seeds, they always expect to reap immediately.
Although some seeds when sown germinate almost immediately, there are many seeds that take months and some even years before they germinate. Still, there are a few that take even decades!
In today’s devotional, the LORD is making us know that as we sow seeds of well-doing (i.e. living righteously, giving out our time, money and other resources, seeds of prayer and fasting, seeds of church-planting etc.), we should know that the harvest will only come in time, i.e. in due season (compare KJV). This time may be short or very long.
Farmers after planting keep on watering their planted seed. Although they may see no sign at all of germination, they still don’t give up watering lest they lose the hours they’ve spent in planting and watering so far. The same applies to well-doing. If we do not keep on doing good, we’ll lose all the years we’ve spent in doing good and we’ll have no harvest at all. That’s exactly why through today’s devotional, the LORD is encouraging us not to get tired of doing good.
The verse continues by admonishing us that we should work for the good of all whenever we have the opportunity.
Are you an executive in your denomination or a club? This is your opportunity; don’t misuse it. Are you a student leader or a leader of a different group or class of people? This is the opportunity you have, utilize it; utilize it for the good of all members of the group.
The opportunity you have today, you may not have forever. If the good you are doing will better the lot of Christians (that is, the household of faith), leave no stone unturn, this scripture says. So go ahead! Keep working for the LORD despite the challenges in your academics, challenges at work, financial challenges, challenges of ungratefulness of people, etc (Psa. 126:6). Your harvest is near.
Prayer & Confessions (pray out loudly)
Lord I thank you for the opportunity I’ve today to be working for you. I thank you for choosing me to be a blessing to many on continuous basis. I’m overly grateful. Lord I pray that I’d be found completely faithful to you in this calling. Help me to be constant, even in the face of adverse opposition. I would continue to be a blessing to the world, in Jesus name. Amen.
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