In his book Practical Religion, J.C. Ryle encourages us with these words: “Never grow weary of the slow, steady, growth that comes from the daily, disciplined, increasing, love affair with reading the Bible. Do not think you are getting no good from the Bible, merely because you do not see that good day by day. The greatest effects are by no means those which make the most noise and are most easily observed. The greatest effects are often silent, quiet, and hard to detect at the time they are being produced.”
Then God pointed me to Galatians 6:9-10, “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.”
These words challenged me. What do I love most? What does this mean for my personal life, my family, and my work? What are my expectations for myself, my business partners, and our employees? How does this impact the way I invest my time, treasure, and talents? What does God want to say to encourage me or challenge me?