Yesterday, many Americans celebrated Labor Day. For many of us, Labor Day is a time for beach trips, cookouts, family reunions, and the end of summer. Interestingly, however, Labor Day originated as a day off for working citizens, a blessing for a year’s worth of labor. Essentially, Labor Day was a reminder that the workers’ efforts were not in vain.
I know the devil suggests otherwise, but our labor is not in vain. He criticizes our Christian commitment, jeopardizes our joy, and pokes fun at our prayers, but none of this is in vain. Paul reassures us that we will reap a harvest of blessing if we continue doing what’s good. Why? Because of the law of harvest – “You will always harvest what you plant” (Galatians 6:7, New Living Translation).
As we approach the end of 2008, I encourage you to keep going. Keep praying, fasting, reading the WORD, and loving everyone, for your labor is not in vain. GOD will reward us according to the seeds we’ve sown.
Be blessed …