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00541 - Breakthrough Takes Time

Achieving a breakthrough for Christ in your community is not an instant affair; it's not like zapping a meal in a microwave. It's more like a stew's careful, sustained cooking, where flavours deepen and develop over time. Galatians 6:9 (TLB) encourages us: "And let us not get tired of doing what is right, for after a while we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t get discouraged and give up."


Just as a microwave cannot replicate the tenderising effect of slow cooking, swift efforts rarely produce the depth of change that steady, loving actions can achieve over time.


The most fruitful outcomes often require the longest time to come to fruition. Diligently planting seeds, watering, and tending bring about a bountiful harvest. Therefore, let us persevere in doing good, loving people, and serving persistently. This will yield a rich legacy of faith and transformation within your community.


Quote

Relentless persistence for Christ will cause a magnetic belief in Christ.


Prayer

I pray and decree that my local community will be saved in Jesus’ name. Amen.


Action Point

Get together with some Christian friends and discuss how you can further reach your community.



Copyright notices

(TLB) The Living Bible copyright © 1971 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.


Use in other publications. You can use all of this devotional when including this credit. Copyright © Carl Brettle. Subscribe for free via www.faithlift.org

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