Don't Give Up

October 24 / Brady Boyd

Don’t Give Up
Brady Boyd | October 24, 2021

Galatians 6:7-9 NIV
“7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. 8 For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. 9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.”

  1. We reap what we sow.

Our bodies are the product of the food we’ve eaten and the exercise we’ve given it.

Our spiritual beings are also the product of what we’ve consumed.

The hardest part is always the waiting.

The kingdom of heaven is more like a stew than a drive thru.

  1. We can become tired while doing good things.

Doing the right thing with no encouragement is exhausting.

“To be sane in a mad world is bad for the brain, worse for the heart.” Wendell Berry

Luke 5:16 NIV
16 But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.

By choosing sabbath, we’re protesting our innate desire to trust and worship our self-sufficiency.

When God sets us on a path, there are plenty of rest stops but very few exit ramps.

  1. We have more strength than we know.

Galatians 6:7-9
9 for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.”

What if we have more strength than we know? What if we’re already free enough to do the hard thing?

  1. We’re made of the stuff of heaven.
  2. We’re people of the resurrection.
  3. Help is on the way!

 

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