BE WORKING WINNERS!
"That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises." Hebrews 6:12
IN JESUS TODAY!
Why do we do what we do? I have heard sometimes the exhaustion from some who continually serve in hopes for the promise. These people are not lazy at all! Typically when we hear the word slothful it is used to describe someone that is lazy and doesn't desire to work at all. The reason why that is usually our understanding of this word is because this word is almost always being applied to the physical aspects of life and rarely is it applied to the spiritual life. However, this verse does not say , "followers of them who through their hard physical labor inherited the promise", but rather it says,
"Followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises."
Some things will never be gained by physical strength and the hard work of man's hands. Heaven is one of those things. We cannot obtain salvation and our entrance into heaven by works. Only through faith in Jesus can we be saved and enter into heaven.
FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD…
We have heard it said and it is written in James, "faith without works is dead", our work is to follow Jesus and to keep ourselves pure from the lust of the world. We are to increase in faith, remain steadfast and patient in waiting, and love one another until Jesus returns. This is our work and although it seems exhausting sometimes, it seems this way because we fail to give it to him in faith.
Through prayer we lay our burdens upon Jesus. His burden is light and he will take upon himself all that we give to him. Are you exhausted from serving? Give your burden to God! Are you frustrated from waiting? Give your burden to God! Are you sore from the weight of your cross?
Give your burden to God!
"Cast your burdens upon the Lord and he shall sustain you." Psalm 55:22
GIVE IT ALL TO GOD!