The Beauty of Autumn Leaves Galatians 6:9 Devotional

In this Galatians 6:9 devotional we’ll see the beauty of autumn leaves and learn how to not grow weary in doing good.

It seems like a tall order to accomplish in one short Bible study, but with God’s help, we’ll see how in due season to reap the benefits of a life well-lived if we do not lose heart.

Autumn is a time of great change in nature. The carefree days of Summer have passed, and we look forward to a new season.

Here in the Ozark Mountains, the temperature is falling and soon the Master’s paintbrush will turn the leaves from green to brilliant red, orange and yellow. The colors are so vibrant and there’s a sense of excitement for the change ahead.

Fall is so beautiful! And since moving to Arkansas, Fall has quickly become my favorite season.

The color of the pretty fall leaves fills my heart with wonder as I breathe in the crisp autumn air. I revel in this brief moment of beauty God gives to us each year.

But Autumn is also a time for new obligations. The beginning of school for the kids, Sunday school and Bible study classes, football practice, the coming Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays and so much more.

We keep the wheels turning by taking care of our families, volunteering at church, and witnessing to those around us who are not saved.

And as much as we love doing all of it, these new commitments can leave us feeling stressed out and just plain tired. Sometimes, it can be a little bit overwhelming.

So, during this busy time of year, let’s seek a little inspiration from the words of Paul to the Galatians in this verse…

And let us not grow weary in doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.

                                                       Galatians 6:9 NKJV

What is the meaning of Galatians 6:9? And how can we not become weary while doing good?

 

As women of faith, we endeavor to do what is right in God’s eyes. We want to do it all and be everything to everyone.

But the challenge for us is, to do good and not grow weary when life becomes hectic, or we start to feel like we’re being pulled in a lot of different directions.

In these times, the truth of this Bible verse becomes a source of encouragement for us. Because this one scripture has so much to say about how to get through these busy moments we all experience.

So, let’s take a closer look at each part of Galatians 6:9.

Let us not grow weary…

We all have times when we feel overwhelmed, discouraged, tired, and downright unappreciated.

In these moments, it’s easy to think no one sees the good work we do.

But God does see the effort we put in and He doesn’t want us to give up and throw in the towel.

Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

                                                   1 Corinthians 15:58 NIV

 

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In doing good…

It’s true that good works do not save anyone. It is only the grace of God through faith in His Son, Jesus that offers salvation.

However, this verse and many others are quick to point out, we should want to do good and show the love of Christ through our actions if we are saved.

This begins with those closest to us. Then to other believers. Lastly, and maybe more importantly, to the ones God sends our way to be a witness to.

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

                                                     Ephesians 2:8-10 NIV

 

In due season we shall reap…

Sometimes it feels like our “due season” is just out of reach or will never come.

But the seeds we sow today will determine what we reap in the future.

God has a plan, and He promises to reward us for all that we do in His name. His timing is different than our own. And with patience and perseverance, if we keep looking forward, our season to reap our reward will come.

 Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains. You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near.

                                                       James 5:7-8

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Do not lose heart…

We may feel like we’re drowning in a sea of endless things to do. And we may feel down and out, but all is not lost.

God is on our side and ready to offer our hearts the encouraging boost we need for the voyage ahead.

But we must be willing to take hold of that encouragement and use it in a way that will cause us to not lose heart.

How do you not lose heart?

By fixing our eyes on Jesus. In the light of His glory, the struggles we face dim as we are renewed and restored each day.

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

                                                      2 Corinthians 4:16-18

The beauty of autumn is undeniable.

And I hope this Galatians 6:9 devotional reminds you… just as God creates the beauty of the autumn leaves, He also wants to create beauty in our lives.

He understands we’re only human. And He knows we become tired and discouraged from time to time.

So, when we’re down, He wants to encourage us to forge ahead and to not grow weary in doing good. When we do, He promises we will reap the reward of a life well-lived.

During this time of great change in nature, I pray you will revel in the beauty God has put in your life today and the beauty in Autumn leaves!

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sue

9/29/2017 09:21:07 am

Weariness is part of the curse, but I’m hiding in Christ with God (Col. 3:3) and learning to let Him to His thing through me.

Connie from Master’s Hand Collection

9/29/2017 02:58:39 pm

Hi Sue! Thanks for sharing this with me. I’m saying a prayer for you today. May God bless you!

Lyli @lylidunbar.com

9/29/2017 01:47:28 pm

Hi, Connie,

Welcome to Faith on Fire! Thanks for sharing your wisdom and creative artistry with us this week. I look forward to reading more from you in the weeks ahead.

Blessings,
Lyli

Connie from Master’s Hand Collection

9/29/2017 02:49:12 pm

Hi Lyli! Thanks so much for welcoming me into your community at Faith on Fire! I’m looking forward to being a part of it and contributing in the weeks ahead.

Lani

9/30/2017 08:51:57 am

Beautiful writing

Connie from Master’s Hand Collection

9/30/2017 10:15:25 am

Hi Lani! Thanks so much for your encouraging words. I appreciate it. God bless!