As we read through our holy Bible we become aware that the Lord loves to bless and reward His people. Perhaps it is our heavenly Father that has influenced us fathers with the desire to bless our obedient children. Many of God’s children do not receive very many blessings, some have none at all. Does this mean God is selective? Does He reward only His favorites?
Hebrews 11:6 Without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.
God does not bless someone just because they call themselves a Christian. He rewards those who live like one. I never set out to obey God in order to get blessings off of Him. I live to please my heavenly Father because I’m eternally grateful that He saved me. When He wants to bless me, I have no problem accepting whatever He offers. I would serve Him even if there were no rewards in this life. Just because a Christian speaks highly of the Lord, that means very little. The key that opens the door to the treasury of His blessings is diligence. The diligent believer will put God’s needs before his own. He will do whatever the Lord asks him to do. This is the soul that will be blessed.
Psalms 115:13-14 He will bless them that fear the Lord, both small and great. The Lord will increase you more and more.
God puts no limits on His blessings. He will bless the man who has little and the man who has much. The determining factor is reverence. He will bless those who demonstrate their faith with acts of obedience. This whole process begins with one simple question: where would I be without God? The obvious response is: on my way to hell! But don’t stop there, assess your life now and where you will be spending eternity. If you’re honest with God and yourself, you will develop an attitude of gratitude. Man’s greatest mistake is thinking more of himself than the One who gave him life and the ability to think.
Mathew 5:19 Whoever breaks the least commandment and shall teach others to do the same will be called the least in heaven: but whoever shall do and teach them, they shall be called great in heaven.
People who compromise God’s Word in this life will be known throughout eternity as compromisers. People who love God and His Word will be known throughout eternity as great and diligent. We don’t give much thought to our time and place in heaven, but when we’re there everyone will know how serious our relationship with the Lord was. No one will regret being in heaven and everyone will share all the blessing, however some will wish they would have been more diligent. God is so eager to bless His children. Now His children need to be just as eager to obey Him and diligently seek Him daily. How can anyone neglect to honor and worship the One who gave them eternal life? Perhaps they have never met their Savior? Be grateful and go out of your way to offer thanksgiving. God is waiting to reward your affection.
I am a servant of the most high God,
I am submitted to His authority.
I give the devil no place,
so he must flee from me.
Father has given me the Name,
a Name the devil must bow to.
The Name of Jesus has made me free.
He has made me a new creature,
He has put the devil under my authority.
Matthew 9:37 Jesus said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest, that He will send out laborers into His harvest.”
PRAYING FOR laborers
PRAYING FOR our part: Individually/FOJ Church/Body of Christ in Helena
PRAYING FOR hearts: Our hearts to minister and people’s hearts to receive. We are trees who have been planted, watered and feed by God. We are rooted in His Word and love.
PRAYING FOR divine appointments: 2 Tim 2:19 God knows who are His. Holy Spirit lead appointments!
PRAYING FOR courage: Jeremiah 1:8 Do not be afraid of their faces. (Do not shrink back) Philippians 2:13 For He who calls us is faithful; he will surely do it…. equip us with everything good that we may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight.
PRAYING Hebrews 1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation…