Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ. Colossians 3:23-24 NLT
How good it is to serve the Lord with a heart of willingness to glorify HIM. He delights in the love of our faithfulness and rewards us when we stop worrying about the opinion of others and do what is pleasing to Him.
Some will have a lot to say about the way we live our lives and question how we manage our days. But God will tug at the hearts of those who see what He sees in us. He will use us in mighty ways as we remain faithful to remember we are valued by the One who created us to glow in His greatness and share about the goodness of His love.
The LOVE God lays in our hearts readies us to respond to His nudging and recognize HOW to LOVE one another. If we LOVE Him first, we will find peace and content that lasts forever and understand it's far more precious than earthly rewards.
God will use us in mighty ways. He will teach us valuable lessons and cover us with mercy and grace. We should always strive to care for the need of others, but never allow ourselves to become consumed by thinking we have to please everyone.
God will show us how to love with a heart of good intention and trust. His fulfillment will remain with us forever. We mustn’t waste time welcoming fleeting praise but turn our eyes to the One whose reward WILL last forever.
God will be honored if we welcome the PEACE of Jesus and humble our hearts for His. He will help us live with the JOY of content as we follow His instructions and live in the truth of knowing we are ENOUGH for God and HE will ALWAYS be ENOUGH for us. May we work hard to glorify Him, find beauty in the discovery of surrender and let pleasing God become greater than our need to please our family and friends.
Dear God, we love to share the love of Jesus and shine the light of His love. Help us remember to love one another with intention that is good. Thank you for gifts of the Spirit that allow us to welcome eternal reward. Let our offerings of praise fuel our souls with content. Thank you for loving us with the power of Your greatness! You remind us we are valued, loved and blessed in SO many ways. Thank you for what happens when we find FOREVER JOY by doing what IS pleasing to YOU. Thank you, Lord. Amen