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Archive for December, 2013

Confident Reward

Jesus was the most secure and confident man to walk the planet. He knew He was the Son of God and yet, He was the most humble and meek. He chose to be the servant of all. He was not threatened by earthly men and their earthy kingdoms. He knew His place and reward in Heaven was safe. When we know who we are, we can be secure that God will promote and reward us in His timing. Spiritual competition comes out of insecurity. We do not have to clamor for promotion, the praise of man and climb the spiritual ladder. We can rest knowing God perfectly dispenses His rewards in His perfect timing. But here’s the test, it is often way past the time we think He should. Will we be faithful and wait? Will we give, pray and serve in secret without earthly recognition?

But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. Matthew 6:6

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The Praise of Man

Running after the praise of man is futile. You can chase it for a thousand miles, finally grasp it and then it’s gone again.

It is idolatry and I will have no part in it.

I may not have many friends. I may not be popular, but I will please the Lord.

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