Feb 16

"Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant. Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit. So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone—especially to those in the family of faith."   Galatians 6:7-10

You get up at the same time every morning and climb out of the same side of the bed and look at the same exhausted face through the same bleary eyes in the same bathroom mirror as you prepare for the identical routine you endured yesterday. When you throw in a sick child or bad weather or a sinus headache it gets even tougher!

Once you have packed all the lunches and eaten the same cereal from the same bowl, you rush to your car to take the same route through the same traffic to sit in the same cubicle in the same office with the same co-workers trying to get it done for the same boss who doesn't really appreciate what you do.

And God expects you to be a good witness for your faith? Are you kidding?

That is what the Scripture says. "Do not become weary in well-doing"!

How can you be a spiritual giant when you have to grind it out every day just to survive? How do you keep the grind from getting you?

That is the question of the week! If you take Scripture seriously, which Christians must do, then you have to find a way to grow through the grind of daily living.

Here's the deal, either you have to change your routine OR change your reason!

Paul, writing to the Christians at Galatia says, "Change your reason for going through the grind! And don't just GO through the grind, GROW through it!"

That's what I will be sharing through out the rest of the week. Before I do, let me issue you this challenge today - start your routine by rejoicing in it! That's right, rejoice in it! Rejoice that you have a bed to get out of and a bathroom to go into and a spouse that you could lay next to and beautiful children to prepare for and a job to head to and for freedom that allows you to do these things and health to keep up with it!

HOW you go through the grind determines if you can grow through it.

After you have washed some sleep from your eyes and had a sip of coffee - thank God for the grind! 

Rejoice in the blessings of it!

 Invite Him to be your Reason in your routine!

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