With God all things are possible. It seems often that life is impossible. Trials and temptations leave us stressed and feeling hopeless. The great thing about God is that in the midst of the trials he is still in charge and executing his plan for our lives. He is intimately concerned for us. He is also amazingly generous in our lives. We can never out give or out serve him.
God sees our hearts and is thrilled to prepare rewards for the efforts we have expended in our following him. Like any dad, he does not love us based upon our efforts, but, he is thrilled to bless, direct and reward us for our faithfulness. The distinction is understanding our behavior is not what saves us, but it is simply our faith that he is Lord and God has raised him from the dead that saves us. Once saved, we cannot help but behave in a way that honors him. We do it out of Love–not to obtain his Love. None the less, he joyfully rewards our faithfulness and prepares for us an incredible inheritance in the kingdom to come.
Help me Lord to follow you knowing that I can never out give or out serve you.
God Bless You
When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, “Who then can be saved?”
26 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
27 Peter answered him, “We have left everything to follow you! What then will there be for us?”
28 Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29 And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife[e] or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life. 30 But many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first.