One of the most encouraging promises in the Bible was given to us by God through the Apostle Paul…
Galatians 6:9 (NKJV)
9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
However, we must recognize our responsibility in receiving this promise from God.
As some people may want to sit back and wait for God to ‘bless’ them, many if not most of the time, God gives us some work and responsibility in receiving many of the blessing in which we hope He will release into our lives.
Remember the man who was born blind?
John 9:6-7 (NKJV)
6 When He had said these things, He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay. 7 And He said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which is translated, Sent). So he went and washed, and came back seeing.
That’s kinda nasty, isn’t it?
But, this man’s blessing was contingent on Him being obedient to Yeshua the Messiah. He had to do something that many people today would have refused to do.
Jesus, spat on the ground…
Made mud from His spit…
Spread it over the blind man’s eyes…
Then, the man had to go and wash it off in a particular pool, not just where he chose to wash it off.
This man had work to DO when his DUE season had arrived.
Some people simply had to touch the hem of the LORD’S garment, and others had to do something unconventional, but they ALL had to DO something.
This is why God teaches us that ‘faith without works is dead’…
James 2:18-24 (NKJV)
18 But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without [a]your works, and I will show you my faith by [b]my works. 19 You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble! 20 But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is [c]dead? 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? 22 Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made [d]perfect? 23 And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “Abraham believed God, and it was [e]accounted to him for righteousness.” And he was called the friend of God. 24 You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only.
If you’re trusting God to move in your life.
If you’re waiting on God to answer your prayers, what are you doing while you’re waiting?
What is God expecting you to do to participate in your breakthrough?
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