Sunday, May 22, 2011

Galatians 6:6-10 and I like the Message version!
6Be very sure now, you who have been trained to a self-sufficient maturity, that you enter into a generous common life with those who have trained you, sharing all the good things that you have and experience.
7-8Don't be misled: No one makes a fool of God. What a person plants, he will harvest. The person who plants selfishness, ignoring the needs of others—ignoring God!—harvests a crop of weeds. All he'll have to show for his life is weeds! But the one who plants in response to God, letting God's Spirit do the growth work in him, harvests a crop of real life, eternal life.
9-10So let's not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don't give up, or quit. Right now, therefore, every time we get the chance, let us work for the benefit of all, starting with the people closest to us in the community of faith.

Ok, so I used this is worship this morning, but was probably preaching more to myself this afternoon when I was cranky and tired and just not liking myself.  (Yep, you've been there, too!)  It's not the God part I have trouble with.  That's easy.  God's the cool part.  But the selfishness thing...that's another story!   Sometimes I get tired doing good.  Sometimes I just get tired.  Did I say the God part was easy?  Ha!  I wouldn't be selfish if I kept my eyes on God instead of myself.  So, I took a nap, woke up and listened to God's creation.

Who are you looking towards?

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