“Keep Doing The Right Things” by Kirk Hunt
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
Galatians 6:9 KJV
I have been working out for a while. Resisting the sugar cravings is no fun. Despite all of the discipline, sacrifice and hard work, I am not advancing too quickly. In fact, at times, my gains seem to have regressed.
Why do I continue? Why sweat out so much effort for so little result? Because, here and there, I see glimmers of the future.
There was the day I casually jumped ditches while carrying heavy loads. There was the evening I man-handled stuff rather than suffer the inconvenience of looking for help. My belly is not flat, but it is less round.
The diet and exercise could probably be better executed. Still, they are much better than last year. Next year will be better yet.
Consider your prayer, Bible study and fasting. You are becoming more Christ-like, even if your growth is slower than you might like. You are advancing, even when sometimes it feels like you are losing ground.
God honors your diligence and sacrifice. Your old nature recedes. Your new nature advances. And here and there, you see glimmers of your future.
Do not trust your feelings. Trust His Word. The Holy Spirit is enabling your hard work. Stay at it until you get your pay-out.
Think: Keep up your spiritual disciplines, until you get your pay-out.
Pray: “Lord, help to continue the disciplines that carry me to You.”
Copyright © September 2012, Kirk Hunt
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