“And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” (Galatians 6:9)
I love the verse above. It is one of the verses I come back to time and time again, especially when I don’t see Him moving or if He is not moving on my schedule. This verse in its context is about farming.
“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.” (Galatians 6:7-8)
If you sow corn seeds, you will reap corn. If you sow wheat, you will reap wheat. If you sow anger, you reap anger. If you sow peace, you will reap peace. If you sow to the flesh you will reap corruption. If you sow to the Spirit, you reap everlasting life. For the last several months we have bee fasting and praying as a church. We have been asking God to move in our midst, show us His power in changed lives, and to lead us to the man He would have to be the lead pastor at Vaughn Forest. Every time we pray, every time we deny ourselves to seek Him, we are sowing to the Spirit. We may not see the fruit or harvest right away, but God has promised we will reap a harvest. I want to take this time to encourage you to keep fasting and keep praying. Vaughn Forest family, do not grow weary in doing good, for in due time (His timing) we will reap if we do to lose heart if we do not quit!
It has been an awesome privilege to pray and fast with you during this specific season at VFC. I can’t wait to see the harvest that is coming our way and I look forward to seeing you tonight at the Fall Open House! God be praised!
-Jeff McFarland, Interim Pastor