Galatians 6:9-10 – “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.”  NKJV

We all know people who are always doing good things for other people.  It was or is their heart, no matter the recognition or reward.  They did it.  Then we know those who do good things if the recognition or reward is there.  They continue their efforts and actions as long as the accolades roll in.  I’ve known parents, spouses, and even workers and bosses express their weariness at doing good things for others only to have it go unappreciated.   And frequently, I have seen them cease their actions, and some even fall into bitterness over it.

If what you are doing is based on the immediate gratification of recognition, then you are doing it for the wrong reason.  If you do what you do “in the name of the Lord” and “for the Lord,” your reward is beyond this life and in this life. 

Paul encouraged us not to give up and not grow weary in our efforts to do good things.  He assures us what we should all have settled deep in our hearts – GOD SEES ALL!  Like farming, there is a time of preparing the soil, a time of planting the seed, a time of germination, a time of growing, and then finally, a time of harvest.  We reap What we sow, we reap Later than we sow, and we reap More than we sow. 

According to Paul, this is especially noted when we do good things for anyone; God sees it.  When we are doing good things for those of the household of faith, let me give you a Roy reason for this:  Those of the household of faith are already in the fight and are either sowers of the Gospel or potential sowers of the Gospel.  They are laborers in God’s harvest, and when we do good things for them and help them continue their efforts, we are furthering the cause of the Kingdom in a very tangible way. 

No matter if anyone recognizes your efforts or even expresses appreciation for what you do – Do Not Lose Heart!  God will never forget what you do or have done, and even if it is in Heaven, He will honor your labors, especially if they are labors of love out of a pure heart for the right reasons.

Therefore, as you go through this day and this year, look for opportunities to bless others, especially those of the Household of Faith!  

May God be with you, guide, guard, protect, and richly bless you in all things and at all times!

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