The Father’s sons

Song of Songs 1:6 Do not look upon me, because I am dark, Because the sun has tanned me. My mother’s sons were angry with me; They made me the keeper of the vineyards, but my own vineyard I have not kept.

These were not father’s sons, but the mother’s sons. They aren’t the Spirit born, they are sons of this world. They pursue wealth and success, fame and pleasure, and believe everyone else should too. Those who let them have influence over their lives and decisions will find themselves losing the purity of their walk with God and their spiritual life darkened by their pursuit of other things. The mother’s sons want you to work hard within their system (vineyard) even at the expense of your own spiritual priorities. Be sure that you will incur their ire if you don’t walk in step with their agenda…but you have a vineyard to tend.

The Father’s sons will always point you to your vineyard – kingdom living. They will encourage you to focus your life, in every way, upon the King. They will run beside you as you run this race, encouraging you when you become weary. “Keep going! The finish line is in sight”

Surround yourself with the Father’s sons for you have need of them. And they have need of you.


Due Season

So often recently I have been reminded of how important it is to be faithful to the ministry God has entrusted to me and to the people God has placed in my life. Many times we go through difficulty or discouragement and we are tempted to give up and walk away. But the word of God tells us this:

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

That due season is a tremendous time of rejoicing both in heaven and on earth. But there may be a very long (and sometimes frustrating) season of sowing and watering and praying and waiting.

Don’t lose heart! Because the reaping shall surely come. See it with the eyes of faith as you consider the faithfulness of Him who promised.