Getting Tired?

Getting Tired?

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

Galatians 6:9

It is nothing new, our bodies need rest.  We can become tired not only physically, but mentally or emotionally as well.  Even our spirits need refreshing.  Perhaps you have been doing a work for the Lord in your home with the family or at church, or even in the community – keep it up!  Faithfulness is needed more today than ever.  Sometimes it seems that Christians get tired to doing the right thing.  May God help us never to become tiered of doing the right thing. 

During the summer months many people take vacation from school or work to rest and recharge; this should not be a time to take a vacation from church or a vacation from the Lord.   Whatever our calling in vocation or calling to ministry service in the church is – we have a good work the Lord has given to us to accomplish.  At the end of the labor and effort is the reward.  Your energy given to the Lord is not spent – it is invested.  What investments are you making for eternity?  God will bless your efforts of service as you are faithful to Him.  We will reap one day, what we sow in service to the Lord. 

One of the most difficult things to do –if you are a motivated servant of the Lord – is to take the time need to rest properly.  When facing weariness ask the Lord to help you go back to the basics of prayer, Bible study, faithfulness in church, and witnessing.  Sometimes our bodies need to be rested.  Sometimes our emotions and spirit need encouragement.  Sometimes that encouragement can come from other believers – that is why church participation is so needed.  Sometimes, not even God’s people will be able to help.  Getting alone with God, setting a part of the day or even a few days away from the norm will be a blessing to your life.  Have you heard the statement: “You better come apart or you will fall apart!”?  Coming “apart” or away from the normal routine can benefit you. 

After resting, be sure to get back to a good routine of faithful service to the Lord!  May the Lord help us not to faint in our service to Him.

Published by Pastor Steve

Steve Harness and his beautiful wife, Natalie, are blessed with three children. They have served in ministry together for nearly 20 years and have been in Wilton, NY since 2009. Pastor Steve enjoys drinking Dunkin coffee and watching the New York Yankees baseball and Memphis Grizzlies basketball. Steve has a varied ministerial education, including a Bachelor of Bible from Pensacola Christian College, a Master of Ministry from Bethany Divinity Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Christian Counseling from Bethany. Currently, he is enrolled in the Master of Divinity (Christian Education) program at Mid America Baptist Theological Seminary. In addition to pastoring the Wilton Baptist Church, he is also the principal of the Wilton Baptist Academy in Wilton, NY. He serves on the board of the New York Association of Christian Schools. Both Steve and Natalie are thankful for each opportunity the Lord has given to them, and they desire to “serve the Lord with gladness” while seeing people saved and advancing in their walk with Jesus.

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