What a day!
Sigh. As you F-I-N-A-L-L-Y slide down and take a seat to check out what’s happening in the cyber world, your day swims pass in your mind. What a day! Perhaps you accomplished things that weren’t even on your ‘to do’ list, or the day dragged on with pain as you watched the clock seem to stand still. Or. Maybe your eyes mist with the news about a loved one. What a day!
So let’s not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don’t give up , or quit. Right now, therefore, every time we get the chance, let us work for the benefit of all, starting with the people closest to us in the community of faith.” – Gal. 6:9 MSG
Twice in this verse Paul points to ‘not giving up’ (fatigued & give up = same Greek word) Meaning? We are to discipline ourselves to NOT lose heart, be weary, giving in to difficulty, even to lose our courage. What a day!
The word picture is this: In ancient days, the man would ‘tightened his belt’ gearing up to do his work, so when he loosened his belt, it meant he abandoned his effort.
For us? Let’s not loosen our belt, no abandonment for us! Stand up straight, chin up, take a deep breath and not give up! There are GREAT things on the other side.
Oh what a day THAT will be! “Right now, therefore…”
In Him, DeDe (“Let us consider how we may spur one another on towards love & good deeds.” – Hebrews 10:24)