So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.
The farmer knows how to work hard. Day in. Day through. Day out. Before the sun. During the sun. After the sun. Cold. Hot. Rain. Storm. Winter. Spring. Summer. Fall. It doesn’t matter. The farmer works. Many people shy away from this kind of raw, real effort. They’d much rather just spontaneously drive through and buy food: “Ah, yes, I’ll have a fast something now. Extra fast. Hold the slow. Oh, and I’ll have an apple crisp too.”
Throughout the Bible, our life of faith is compared to the slow, intentional process of planting, cultivating, and harvesting. A quick drive through fix of faith, however, is how many of us tend to treat our walk with God: Ah, yes, just fix this now, Jesus. Bless me fast. I don’t really have time for this to take very long. Oh, and I’ll have an apple crisp too. God is invested in us over
the long haul, not for the short term.
Pray for the Day:
Dear Jesus, give me a depth of character committed to the long, slow work of faith. Amen.