Thursday, December 20, 2012

Do not settle for less . . .

Land that drinks in the rain often falling on it and that produces a crop useful to those for whom it is farmed receives the blessing of God. But land that produces thorns and thistles is worthless and is in danger of being cursed. In the end it will be burned. Even though we speak like this, dear friends, we are convinced of better things in your case—the things that have to do with salvation. God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, so that what you hope for may be fully realized. We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised. (Hebrews 6:7-12)
Many times we look around us and see evil winning out. We experience hardships in our lives . . . thinking we are doing what God desires for us to do, yet we see those who do ot even acknowledge God prospering day after day. It is hard to swallow at times . . . Yet if we truly trust God's Word, we do know that better things are yet to come. We must have spiritual vision. We have to see things through our Savior's eyes or else it will become too much to handle! This is when the Holy Spirit takes over and we begin to trust. We experience walking by faith and not by sight! Are we seeking after our Father's well done? Are we anticipating His will and even His return? Like watching fruit develop on a vine . . . this life of following Jesus is a developing process. We seldom receive immediate results.
We reap what we sow. (Galationa 6:7) Let's dig in deep and trust the Lord to follow through! Do not settle for less!

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