Your Morning Coffee 03/24/2023
Welcome to your morning coffee! May our Heavenly Father meet us where we are, and encourage us to continue living in obedience to His will. Father, we need your help. Life can be cruelly hard. And we know that, because of our sin, we bear all the blame, and you, none. And yet you have loved us. You have saved us. And you will keep us close to you, in your presence, forever. Help us not to grow weary. Help us to grieve but not be overcome by grief. Help us to rest in you. Help us to trust in you. Help us to entrust ourselves to you. In the name of Jesus, sustain us in our sufferings and struggles, that we might glorify you and not give in to weariness. Amen.
Your Morning Song: "Good Good Father" by Chris Tomlin
Your Morning Scripture: Galatians 6:9
Let us not become weary in doing good,
for at the proper time we will reap a harvest
if we do not give up.
Let us not become weary in doing what God has said is good. For in God's timing, we will reap a harvest of God's choosing if we do not give up doing what God has said is good.
I don't know about you, but when I am weary, when I am tired, when I am burned out, it is hard for me to remember God. My thoughts are sluggish and self-focused. I am less concerned about what I can do to please God, and more focused on just surviving the day.
We have days like this. We have weeks and months like this. For some of us, we have lived whole seasons of life like this.
Sometimes we lose sight of how good God is. Sometimes we lose sight of what we've been promised, both in this life, and in eternity to come. Sometimes we lose sight of Jesus.
If we are faithful in doing good and allowing our Heavenly Father to sustain us, Jesus to preserve us, and the Spirit to guide and grow us, we will reap a harvest.
We need to daily rest in our Father's presence when we pray. We need to daily eat of our Bibles, transformed by the Spirit on the edge of His sword. We need to cling daily to Jesus as our sure and promised hope.
And the words of our harvest will be,
"well done, my good and faithful servant."