Monday, January 5, 2009

WHATEVER YOU DO, DO AS WITH YOUR HEART UNTO GOD

"As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother's womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things 6) Sow your seed in the morning, and at evening let not your hands be idle, for you do not know which will succeed,whether this or that, or whether both will do equally well." ~~Ecclesiastes 1:5-65-6


"1) Be careful not to do your 'acts of righteousness' before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. 2) So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men. I tell you the truth; they have received their reward in full. 3) But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4) so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.


5) And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. 6) 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.


16) When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show men they are fasting. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. 17) But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, 18) so that it will not be obvious to men that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

19) Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20) But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21) For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."


~~Matthew 6:1-6; 16-21


Whatever you do, do with all your heart as unto God. Don’t judge how much you do on what you think will come of it but let God take whatever you have and use it as He will. Only He knows what is coming in the future. If you do things only because of what the outcome will be and NOT in obedience to God, then your works are nothing. If you do things for the earthly reward, then you will not receive one in heaven.


Do what God commands without question. All we can do is sow our seed and let God worry about what it will become.

God bless you and be with you today.

Gina

2 comments:

  1. sweet!

    l love the name of your blog!

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  2. Thanks, Jennifer. I AM a runner AND a GRANDMA!

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