“His work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each man’s work. If what he has built survives, he will receive his reward.” I Corinthians 3:13-14 (NIV)
And the winner is…… Silence fills the air as calm, confident celebrities hold their breath. Sitting on the edge of their seat, they wait to hear their name called. It’s award season in Hollywood, and the glam of wealth parade down the red carpet. Flashing cameras are welcomed as they strike just the right pose. Fans yell out their name and the world waits in anticipation to see who takes home the honors. The elusive, coveted statue signifying their work was amazing, incredible, worthy and voted above all others.
Glad, my Jesus proclaims that whatever I do in His name is amazing. Thankful that I don’t need to sit on the edge of my seat and wonder if my Jesus will call my name. Grateful that what the world dismisses: the hidden in secret kind deeds, the grace given, the forgiveness lavished – my Jesus sees and captures every moment – no special pose required. Humbled that we as believers are not competitors but one spirit cheering each other on anticipating His glory not our own. In total awe that the value of who we are, what we have and what He allows us to do is not wrapped up in an earthly idol but rather His righteousness
One glorious day we will gather and bow at His throne. One day our deeds will be known and those done out of pure devotion and love will survive –shining bright for His glory.
“Father too many times we settle for acceptance, praise and earthly glory – teach us to seek Your reward that survives and thrives throughout eternity.”
For His Glory
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