Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
I love a good western movie. The sheriffs battling the outlaws with the menacing scowls during the all-important duel at 10 paces. When the battle is fought, and the outcome is decided, we always get the victor riding off into the sunset. It makes for a great scene and a powerful moment. But when you think about it that the scene is ridiculous. Cowboys that ride off into the sunset quickly run out of daylight and have to camp just outside of town. Probably should have just stayed put for the night instead of being all dramatic.
Sometimes we feel that way on our journey. We know we have been through a lot and feel like “Hey, someone looks over here, look how tough it been for me!” We want someone to acknowledge how hard we have worked and what we have been through. We shouldn’t think that way. There is this story during Jesus’ journey where he healed two blind men, and you know what he said after he healed them?
“Don’t tell anyone about this.” Jesus went through his journey the right way knowing that the one person who mattered, (God) saw his works and knew his heart. Do good with the intention of no one finding out. And if they do let them point it out. Don’t be the cowboy that is all dramatic and has to make camp right outside of town. Your actions will speak louder than your words, and in time God will bless you and make your journey worthwhile.
Dear Heavenly Father thank you for being with me every step of the way on this journey through life. Please help me to never tire of doing good and to always have a sincere heart while I do it. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.
Prescott Williamson is a Bible-believing Christian. He is a husband, a father, and someone who believes that there is a little humor to be found in whatever situation God sends your way. He was born in the small islands of the Bahamas but now lives in the Suburbs of Fort Worth Texas, which is basically the same thing. He enjoys TV, reading, blogging and serving in his church (especially on the days they serve donuts). You can see what I have been thinking about lately on my blog www.prescottascoolbreeze.com.