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Episode Info: The idea of "connecting with God" usually means something very religious to most people. It involves reading a lot of the Bible, going to church services all the time and spending hours in meditation. But, how does one do this in the context of their real lives? With work, school, kids, hobbies and all the things in between, is it even possible to connect with God on a deep level? Most people would say no, assuming you have to be "super spiritual" to achieve a deep connection. But, is that true? Can you live your real life and connect with God in a meaningful way? Not Another Verse of the Day  Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9 * Problem of Weariness - "...Not become weary in doing good..." We all go through times in our lives where we become weary. We grow tired, stressed, anxious and the like. In this context, we are talking about being tired of doing the "right thing." It reminds me of the older brother in the story of the prodigal son. He had worked hard for his father his entire life, yet when his lazy, selfish brother returned, he got treated with such fanfare it made this brother very upset. He was very tired of doing the "right thing" and never being rewarded for it. Yet, the father told him that "everything he had was his." And we see that in today's verse as well. * Panacea of Weariness - "...At the proper time we will reap a harvest..." The word "panacea" means a solution for a problem or cure for a disease. It was often used as a reference to medicine. So, the medicine for weariness is as follows: a. Promise of Reward - "Receive a Harvest..." We are poised here that we will receive a reward for what we do. It is not about doing good to get something, but because we are doing good we will receive something. We can get lost in the idea of prosperity and so forth, but the idea is that we will have a great reward from our loving Father. b. Patience for Reward - "At the proper time..." This is a key statement in this verse. It is not getting what you want when you want it. God has promised you a reward at the proper time (or due time in some translations). Therefore, we must learn to be patient, even when it is hard. Actually, especially when it is hard. * Perseverance in Weariness - "...If we do not give up." The reward that is promised to us has a condition to it. We must not give up. We must continue to "press on" in the face of struggl
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