We can trust that our obedience to the Lord in even the smallest things brings forth glorious treasures at a later time. It is written in the Word of God that if we do not grow weary in well doing, in due time we reap the rewards. We do not do anything to receive something in return, and we do not lose heart, knowing that when the Lord leads us to sow, we will reap a harvest.
What we sow may be time, money or talents. It’s given with love, and with love unconditionally. It may not appear to be much, but it is, because it’s for the Lord. It may not appear to be appreciated, but it is, by the Lord. It may not measure up to how much we would like to give, but it’s multiplied, in the Lord. We give ourselves to the Lord and He gives through us. When our due season to reap is upon us, the enemy attempts to make us lose heart. In those moments the loving and giving heart of God, that dwells in our heart, is anointed to flow even more. Our reward is in Christ and all the blessings that come from Him.
When we obey the Lord, immediate results may not be seen, but we can trust His glory will be seen. We do not lose heart; we do not grow weary in well doing. Whatever He asks us to do, we delight in doing. We obey with love and patience–and without complaint. We know His glory will be seen, from glory to glory!
Galatians 6:9-10 “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.”
Nothing is hidden from the Lord. When we think of hidden things, we may think of negative things; but it’s the positive things we want to meditate upon. What we do for Him, He sees even if no one else sees.
When He tells us to do something and we don’t obey Him, no one else may know, but He knows. What we say or don’t say that no else hears, He hears. God knows all that we do for Him, and from Him we will receive the reward of the inheritance. What is done in private is rewarded openly. When the motive of the heart is to do something in order to be seen or rewarded, the reward can be immediate, but fleshly. As a child of God, we do what we do heartily, without complaining, with great joy and passion. We do whatever He leads us to do as unto Him, irregardless of whether those around us see it or not.
To be hidden from the world, but seen by the Lord, is so much more fulfilling than being seen by the world but having no reward of our inheritance from the Lord. Integrity of character is often answered by the question: “What would we do if no one would ever know about it?” To ambassadors of Christ, the question is: “What do we do even if no one ever knows about it except the Lord?” That we answer: from glory to glory!
Colossians 3:23-24 “And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.”
It’s when we are faithful where we are that God opens doors for more in our lives. Our labor of love is not in vain in the Lord. He sees all that is done for His glory. He knows when we go the extra mile in our duties. When we do things as unto God, we do our best. We delight to go above and beyond the norm. With His spirit of excellence working in and through us, promotion can be expected.
Wherever we are, we are ministers of reconciliation. We represent the Lord. His power is released for all of our achievements. He brings more and more for us to handle for Him as we stay committed to what He has placed in our hands. All that is done in private for Him, He rewards openly. Others might not seem to notice, appreciate or affirm our actions; but God surely does. With divine ability, He gives more responsibility. His faithfulness can be trusted.
In the Bible, to be enabled means to be empowered. It’s not just being able to accomplish something in the natural; it’s doing it supernaturally by the power of God. When Paul thanks God for this enablement, he connects it with having been counted faithful. In all things, today and always, let’s remain faithful and count on being empowered by God, from glory to glory!
1 Timothy 1:12 “And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord who has enabled me, because He counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry.”