Devotional – God Honors Faithfulness
You always hear statements like ‘work as unto the Lord’ and that ‘God sees in secret and will reward you openly’. You can find these statements in the Bible and they are true today as they were then.
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.
That your charitable deeds may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly.
My good friend and co-worker has been working in a particular position for many years. This young lady developed herself to the point where many of us consider her to be the best in the field. Any time someone needed help from that area, I would recommend they go to her.
So, too, would many others. She has such a pure heart and is always willing to go the extra mile and willing to help others. I have watched God develop such character in her.
I have also noticed that she always prayed about everything and will always be in the word of God. This caused her to speak differently, as she always spoke the Word of God into her situations.
We would gather together when in need of prayer
Recently, a position that she was interested in was advertised and she applied. There was a time when we were all working under the same person. There were three of us in particular who were Christians and oftentimes we would gather together when in need of prayer.
This was one of those moments. We felt the need to share the word of God and pray that God would bless each of us on the next leg of our careers.
Sure as God’s Word is true, we all moved, one by one, from the department. This friend was selected for training for the position which she had applied for. Her training was unusually difficult (and we often wondered why).
But in all this, she kept her disposition and served God with wisdom. She took every opportunity to learn all she could, under the circumstances. She got along very well with the people around her and they all appreciated her.
When we heard the news we were so excited for her
Recently, she was chosen to act in the position, as there was an opening. When we heard the news we were so joyful and excited for her.
We took the time to praise God for His complete faithfulness, as He honored her for her hard work and kind heart towards people, in her previous position.
This is the important fact. She wasn’t chosen because she had completed the training. God blessed her, because of her faithfulness to Him, in the execution of her duties, while in a lower position.
Colossians 3: 22-25 has the best advice on how one should work:
Put God first
Today I encourage you to put God first in what you are doing. Remember that serving God does not mean going to church on Sundays. It means you let His word guide you in your everyday life, and please Him in all your ways.
May God’s word guide your every step today as you put Him first in your life, Amen.