Two of the rag dolls made in the past couple of weeks
"And let us not grow weary of doing good,
for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up."
Do you ever grow weary with the tasks the Lord has laid out for you? Do you ever think that the ministry of interceding for someone you love is just going to wear you out with no results in the end? Do the "small" things that you do for others seem that they will have no effect in the long run?
That is where I was this morning. I went to church with a bit of a cloud over my head, a heavy feeling in my heart. There are several things that are weighing on me right now, things that I have been praying about that haven't been answered as of yet. Also, I feel a sense of great responsibility toward this rather large group of children and grandchildren that the Lord has blessed us with. And rightfully so. After all, He did bless US with them, not someone else.
The speaker at church this morning used the illustration of sowing and reaping found in Galatians 6:7-9. He spoke of sowing the right seeds for the right crop. Sowing seeds of sweet peas will not produce watermelon, just as sowing seeds of corruption will not sow eternal life. To get watermelons, one must sow watermelon seeds. Wow! How profound!
So what does this have to do with the dolls shown above? I am trying to sow seeds of godliness, industry, grace, and loveliness in the fertile soil of little girls. I am trying to teach them to do things that may be a bit difficult but will cause them to reap a great harvest in the end. My camera battery died and I wasn't able to get pictures of the other two little dolls. But 4 little girls worked hard; they sowed seeds of industry in their own fertile soil. I pray that I sowed seeds leading to eternal life as we worked together.
Moms, grandmoms, "And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up." Galatians 6:9
To all who read, I'm praying for you this next week that as you do good, you will not grow weary. God has made us a beautiful promise, and He always keeps His promises!
Waiting (rather impatiently) for the harvest,