Daily Dose, Journey to the Holy Spirit — May 26

For God is not unjust; he will not overlook your work and the love that you showed for his sake in serving the saints, as you still do. And we want each one of you to show the same diligence so as to realize the full assurance of hope to the very end, so that you may not become sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises. Hebrews 6:10-12     Daily Dose: Journey to the Holy Spirit   When someone promises something wonderful to you, don’t you want to see the promise come to fruition? If someone promised me a free vacation next year, you can be certain that I’d be patient and willing to wait to see that promise come true. But what if we don’t have the exact timeline on the fulfillment of the promise? Then we can become impatient and apathetic. “If it happens, that’s great. But I’m not counting on it. I’ll believe it when I see it.” Our impatience may lead us toward being sluggish, not really even looking for the hope of the promise any longer. We settle in and get content with what things are like without the fulfillment of the promise, rather than waiting and watching FOR the promise to be realized. This Scripture can be the source of great hope. There’s a promise contained in these verses: God is just, and he is watching and waiting to fulfill all of his good promises to us. Though we may not know the exact timeline, the challenge for us is to not become sluggish, to not become content. One great way to ward off spiritual sluggishness? Serve others. Focus on others. Look for opportunities to give yourself away. And do all of it diligently! Incidentally, diligence is defined as “constant and earnest effort to accomplish what is undertaken.” Does that describe your work to love and serve others? If we’ll do that, we just might see God’s promises fulfilled! Rev. Brad Greene