Growing Daily: Saturday 17th April, 2021

Topic: GOD IS MINDFUL OF YOUR WORKS

SCRIPTURE: For God is true, and will not put away from him the memory of your work and of your love for his name, in the help which you gave and still give to the saints. Hebrews 6:10 (BBE)

For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister. Hebrews 6:10 (KJV)

From the scripture above it is obvious that everything you do for the Lord in Christ Jesus is recorded, and He rewards you for it. Wow! This is inspiring and comforting. Hallelujah! God is mindful of your works and labor of love. You may have been told you were wasting your time or being foolish for preaching the Gospel, giving towards the gospel missions, and serving the Lord through helping the poor and ministering to people as you have been doing. Please know that God cares about your works.

I mean if it has been done for his name sake and by love. Therefore, keep at it.Never get intimidated and discouraged to continue. Never let the challenges you are going through stop you. That you are serving God does not mean troubles will not come but your victory is very sure with time as you put your faith in the finished work of Christ daily, that is the promise of Jesus to us. John 16:33. There is reward for every good work you do for the Lord. Don’t be the one asking for reward.

It is very wrong, that your pastor taught you to do so does not make it right. If you do that it shows that you did whatever to you have done outside love. It means it was for getting something or a reward instead of doing it for the lord and as a show of love to him. He told me to remind you through the text we read above that he is not unrighteous to forget your labor of love. Not your labor of selfish interest. Don’t give to be healed, don’t go for evangelism to get job or particular deliverance, NO! That is an old covenant system. People of the old that used that system were not saved like you are and never had the Holy Spirit lived in them.

They were not children of God like you are. Hear me friends, that is not a labor of love if you do that. If you need anything Jesus said “ASK” no condition attached other than to ask in faith. – Matt 7:7-11, John 14:13-14, Mark 11:22-24, Mark 9:23, John 11:40, James 1:5-8, Gal 5:6.

A lot of believers are serving God because of what They will receive. That is not a labor of love. That is why when you have any issue you start counting to him what you have done and for the reasons he has to do something for you. You even choose the kind of reward you want. You need to stop that! My friend you don’t have labor of love. It is interesting to know that the reward will be received here on earth and also in eternal life – Mark 10:28-30.

Apostle Paul said in Gal 6:9 that if we don’t stop we will be rewarded at the due time. Revelation 22:12, “And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.” What a day that will be! What a day to look forward to! So I urge you with the same words of the Spirit by the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:58, “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, inasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.

”He knows about your tears in intercession; your passion in prayer for lost souls. He’s aware of all your financial contributions to the spread of the Gospel, and your personal evangelical efforts to win souls for Christ. He’s aware of all the sacrifices you’ve made for His Name’s sake; the time, money, family, friends and relationships you gave up for Him! He hasn’t forgotten.

PRAYER: Receive grace to yield yourself to the leading of the Holy Spirit for a reward-able service, passionately seeking the expansion of Christ’s Kingdom here on earth in Jesus name. As you keep serving the Lord doing good works by love and faith, you will daily enjoy the great blessings and honors kept for you in Christ Jesus. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

———————————————————————————————————————– Growing Daily is a daily article from Apostle Bakare Stephen. The Lead Pastor at Light Arena. For Prayer / Counselling / Partnership / Support: Call / WhatsApp : +254 705 451 310 / +234 816 844 3641. Email: info@lightarena.org, Web: www.lightarena.org.

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