MAKE YOUR LIFE COUNT

October 26, 2016

Did you know that God prepared things for you to do during your life before you were ever born?

It’s true!! Look at this scripture carefully:

Ephesians 2:10
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”

Notice the words “prepared beforehand”. Do you know what they are for your life? Have you done any of them? If you are not certain….don’t despair…..you can start today. Here are instructions straight from God’s Word….

James 1:5
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

Luke 11:10
“For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.”

So you can seek God and find out in the word and in prayer what He wants you to do in His kingdom. For example (and there are hundreds in scripture) James 1:27
Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.

It is important that we know what God is asking of us as individuals. God often will give us small tasks or projects or even tell you to call someone and encourage them. Don’t discount these small obediences. There is great reward each time we obey the Spirit of God’s promptings and His word.     For example: Mark 9:41
“For whoever gives you a cup of water to drink in My name, because you belong to Christ, assuredly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward.”

So when we do things according to the Word, things the Bible instructs us to do and things the Holy Spirit leads us to do…..our work will remain and there will be a reward. It needs to be directed by God for your life. Then we will be building gold, silver and precious stones as opposed to wood, hay and straw which are works done in the flesh for wrong motives or wrong reasons. See this scripture below:

1 Corinthians 3:9-15  “For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building.  According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it.  For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.  Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw,  each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is.  If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward.  If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.”

Now just to clarify……doing works will not save you……salvation is NOT by works.

Ephesians 2: 8,9 “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,  not of works, lest anyone should boast.”

BUT …..after you have accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior….He has some cool stuff for you to do that will bless you in this life and cause you to receive a reward laid up for you in heaven!!

Ephesians 5:15-17 “ See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise,  redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.”

May God help us to see, know, and understand what He is asking each of us to do. And on a side note…..He loves when we are willing to do things in secret….just seen by Him when it is possible.

Matthew 6:4
“…that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly.”

God bless you…..many of you already know these things…..but some have never heard this lesson from the Bible. I pray it will stir you up to be about the Master’s kingdom business. For He Himself longs to bless you and greatly desires for you to receive eternal rewards!!!

Much love,

Jean

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One Response to “MAKE YOUR LIFE COUNT”

  1. jeanchamblee said

    Reblogged this on End Time Prophesy.

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