don't give up

Galatians 6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

What we need now, more than ever, in the Body of Christ is stability. In the midst of troubling and perilous times we need to remain stable. Our stability is a witness in and of itself to those around us. Stability is not a one-time decision; it is a day-to-day decision to live for the Lord Jesus Christ. Day-by-day continuing in the things we have learned and know to do. It is not legalism that teaches us to live godly and deny ungodliness – it is grace Titus 2:11,12. God’s desire is that His sanctifying power keeps us keeping on the path of godliness and for it to be a stabilizing force in our life. There are times we feel saved; there are times we do not; there are times we feel like going to church; there are times we do not; there are times we feel like doing right; there are times we do not. We are not exhorted to go by how we feel but we are instructed to continue in well doing because it is good and in time, we will reap.

The exhortation implies doing well, doing the right thing, and living right can be wearying. The idea that if you are living by grace, doing everything right, then you will live an effortless life is a false conclusion. Why would we have to be exhorted to not grow weary in well doing if the Christian life was effortless? True, we cannot add our effort to the finished work of Christ but it does take effort on our part responding to all He has done for us as we go against the ungodly current of this world. Don’t give up; stay stable, for it pays to obey God.

Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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