Thursday, May 28, 2009

Rewards and Eternity

Have you ever been notified that you were nominated to receive an award? What was your response? "Me?" "What did I do?" "I didn't deserve it." Today I was present at an award ceremony and I noticed that all of the recipients of the awards accepted the honors with humility and thanks. Most times when we work or do things that receive the attention of others it was not the reason that we were doing those things. If you are like me you probably do your work without much fanfare. You aren't looking for full media coverage on what you are doing, you are satisfied with knowing that what you are doing is making a difference in the lives of others. Now think about this.

As believers we are doing our best to be an example of Christ in a world that has gone mad. At times we wonder if what we are doing is making any difference in this world because we have not received any recognition for what we are doing. May I encourage you today that God is keeping track of all of the things that you are doing for others, and one of these days you will receive the reward for your labors.

Can I encourage not to give up? If you are a mother of small children and you fill your days with diapers and runny noses, know that God is pleased when you raise your children to love Him. If you are facing some other challenge or difficulty, may I remind you that God will see you through this tough time. You need to know that there is coming a day that our trials will not compare to the glory that is in the presence of God.

So don't give up, your labor in the Lord is not in vain!

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