Committed to Service – Tuesday

Let’s not get tired of doing good,
because in time we’ll have a harvest if we don’t give up. (Galatians 6:9)

Jesus called us to the difficult yet immensely rewarding work of following him and acting on his behalf in our world today. He warned us that the tasks we would be given would not always lead to a comfortable life, nor that disciples would be free from suffering. The work can be exhausting, as evidenced by Paul’s encouragement to the churches of Galatia to “not get tired of doing good.”

There are many saints who are tired of doing the work of ministry. They are worn down. There are others who have yet to participate as fully as they could or to help share the burden. You may fall into either category. If you are worn down, be encouraged, and invite others to participate. If you sense you have not yet engaged as fully as you should, go to your pastor and ask, “How can I serve?” Press on. Do the work. Celebrate the good. Be encouraged.

Finally, don’t quit. A harvest is on the horizon.

God of Grace, give me energy and strength to continue doing good,
even if I am tired from laboring and working and serving. Amen.

From Committed to Christ: Tweets, Posts, and Prayers by Ben Simpson, Copyright © 2012 by Abingdon Press. Used by permission.

About Robert

Pastor Robert Shaw did not enter the ordained ministry until his third career. Prior to entering the ministry he taught Physics at Nuclear Power School and the served as the Reactor Controls Officer on a US Navy Submarine. He also worked as a Systems Engineer designing, integrating and evaluating Sonar and laser systems.