As You Have Given Off
We are in a beautiful season of enjoying what we have put out. We are reaping the beauty of what we have sown by God’s grace. As we enjoy this, God wants us to be mindful of how we carry ourselves because as we live we are sowing seeds that we will have to harvest later.
"Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows." Galatians 6:7 (NIV)
God wants us to put effort in the things we do. He wants us to put effort in these two areas of our lives.
- how we treat people
- the work that we do
He wants us to be mindful of how we treat people. He wants us to check our motives when we respond to people. He wants us to be motivated by one thing – love. We owe eachother nothing but love.
"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers."Galatians 6:9-10 (NIV)
God wants us to put effort in the work that we do. He wants us to be diligent and do it with excellence. Whether we own our time or we have employers, He wants to put effort in our work. No hour should be wasted.
"Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom." Ecclesiastes 9:10 (NIV)