Thought for the week by pastor Diana Rutherford

by Struthers Cumbernauld

'Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.'

Galatians 6:9

If we complete our work as unto the Lord we will have joy. If we do it for ourselves or for another we shall eventually resent what we do.

To always work for the Lord in whatever great or menial task we do in life is the secret to abiding in Christ and being found faithful to Him. It's where we find our joy. It's where we come alive in Him and find the spark we need to live for Christ.

Check yourself today! When you feel yourself becoming fed up or disgruntled with the list of tasks, small or great, turn and do them 'as unto the Lord' and you will find a complete change of heart.

This verse says 'let us not become weary'. It's when we grow weary, we often become fed up or annoyed with something or someone. If we lift our eyes to Him we will be given the strength to do whatever is asked of us, for whosoever, and we will do it with a cheerful spirit.

What must it be for the Lord to look down from heaven and see His people moaning and groaning over their menial tasks; fed up and annoyed over the way life has worked out for them? Instead let us send up to heaven, joy, thankfulness, cheerfulness and worship to our King all day long. Let's look forward to the harvest He has promised to those who don't grow weary. '...even the hard pathways overflow with abundance.' Psalm 65:11