…If we don’t give up

Galatians 6:9 “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.”

It can be pretty easy to get fatigued doing good. When we aren’t seeing the results we think we should, or we get so accustomed to the results we are walking in, it is easy to tire of being consistent, speaking faith and being faithful in the little.

Our tiring of the mundane, hard work or our inability to see a harvest at this time can’t be an excuse for giving in though. Most of our significant triumphs in life, will come out of consistent small steps taken in faith, not out of reaction to what we can see in the natural. In a world that has sacrificed authenticity for instant gratification, consistency and faithfulness are some of our greatest tools.

You may feel fatigued doing the good God has called you to, but choose to be encouraged today, ‘ in due season, we will reap, if we don’t give up.’

We are believing: that you will be reminded of God’s faithfulness today and continue to be consistent.

 

Ps Jenny Fox

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Don’t hide your eyes.

Proverbs 28:27 “Those who give to the poor will lack nothing”
So many times in Proverbs we see the contrast between the results of what God wants us to do in our lives with the consequences of living for self.
In this verse we see that our attitude to the poor, those who have not enough of what they need to flourish in life, affects the success of our own life. All through the scripture God directs us to remember the poor to look after them to protect them from abuse. To share with them what we already have.

We can do this by supporting programs overseas like Transform Cambodia and see amazing results in the form of changed lives, as a result of our generosity. We can also look to those around our own lives and own world. God tells us not to hide our eyes. Perhaps that’s a tendency we all have, to choose to believe that suffering through poverty is not close to us. God wants us to be willing to see things from His perspective and be motivated by His love for those less fortunate in our neighbourhoods and in our community.

Let’s be willing to listen and act when God shows opportunities to give to the poor and not hide our eyes.

God Bless,

Ps Jenny Fox

Consistency

Proverbs 20:7
God loyal people living honest lives, make it much easier for their children.
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A promise today for the parents.
At times, being consistent in raising our children in the ways of God seems difficult and tiring. The world has different values and contrary opinions on so many things.
We know that making choices for our family according to the word of God and in line with His character is the right thing to do, but sometimes even our kids don’t encourage us to continue. The scripture here lets us know that by our diligence, our consistency and our continued right choices we can actually make
life easier for our children. We want our children to succeed in every part of life, and to rise to heights beyond where we ourselves will reach.
The key here God tells us is in the way we live.
There are many benefits to doing things God’s way and this verse highlights just another one that, so we can remain focused and continue doing those good works.

Galatians 6:9 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.

Pastor Jenny Fox

 

The Fruit of Righteousness

Pro 10:25  “When the whirlwind passes by, the wicked is no more, But the righteous has an everlasting foundation. The hope of the righteous will be gladness. The way of the LORD is strength for the upright. The righteous will never be removed.”

In the verses above you may notice a common theme, that while the righteous, those who choose to live God’s way and to value and honour His word, will find blessing and security in life, the opposite is true for those who live according to their own strength and own plans. To us these are promises, to others they are a warning.. While being grateful for the blessings that come from knowing God, we can also be mindful that those we work with or live next door to, NEED to hear of the goodness of God. Our paths cross with theirs, so that we have the opportunity to let them know, there is a better way.

Let’s tell God: we are grateful for the everlasting foundation of truth we have in our own lives, and let’s ask God for opportunities to tell others they can find that same truth and security for their lives and their families.

Ps Jenny Fox

Lean not on your own understanding

Proverbs 3:5  “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.   Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and depart from evil.”

Verse 5 tells us to lean not on our own understanding, but trust in God. Often we approach decisions armed with the knowledge of experience, our own or someone else’s and a firm opinion of what would be a wise or sensible choice. God wants us to ask Him for wisdom, (James 1:5) and explains to us that His ways and thoughts are different to ours. (Isaiah 55: 8) We are also reminded that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Wisdom STARTS when we value God’s opinion more than anyone else’s, and that includes our own.

To live in God’s wisdom means asking God that He will lead us and guide us and not being sure we already know what’s best.

Let’s be believing for:

God’s wisdom in our lives as we live each day and face decisions and choices, ask His Holy Spirit to show us the path that causes us to depart from evil.

Pastor Jenny Fox