Sunday, February 20, 2011


We make sacrifices all over our lives—for family, for friends, for our jobs, for the Lord. The question is how gracious are we? Do we resent it?

We’ve recently had a stretch of sunny days, but our temps have been below normal as a result of clearing. There’s a price to pay.

Want to have a family? There’s a price to pay.

Want to raise a family? There’s a price to pay (and pay and pay). *grin*

Want to earn a promotion? earn a degree? earn respect? Better pay the price.

Aren’t you glad God rewards you for sowing? If all we did was work toward learning a new skill or paying off our mortgages or raising our children and we never saw fruit, we’d get pretty discouraged. But God promises we will reap what we sow. How encouraging. Gives us hope as we plow through the difficulties of sacrificing repeatedly, especially in certain seasons.

So, if you’re in a particularly sacrificial season, remember, harvest is coming. Breakthrough is coming. You will have rest for your weary soul soon. Do what’s right and trust Him with the rest. He’ll reward you for all your sacrifices.

But we should not lose heart in well-doing,
for in due season we shall reap, if we do not faint.
Gal. 6:9

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