Hebrews 6:10 ——- For God is not unjust to forget your work and labour of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
Nehemiah was an important servant of the king of Persia. When Nehemiah learnt that the walls of Jerusalem were only heaps of stones and that fire had burned the gates of the city he was very sad. So Nehemiah asked the king to send him to Jerusalem to build the walls of the city again.
The book of Nehemiah in the Bible tells of how Nehemiah and the people built the walls of Jerusalem again. The people who lived near Jerusalem did not want the Jews to build the city again. They opposed the Jews and tried to stop the work. But God helped them and they finished the work in 52 days.
God wanted the Jews to become His special people again. So Nehemiah, with the help of Ezra, helped the people to obey God.
Nehemiah always prayed to God and asked that he may live his life pleasing God. And God answered his prayer by using him to help the people obey God.
Like Nehemiah do we labour for God or only for our own family?
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.
God calls you to a service far beyond anything you could ever imagine. You were put on Earth to make a contribution.
You weren’t created just to consume resources — to eat, breath, and take up space. God designed you to make a difference with your life. You were created to add to life on Earth, not just take from it. God wants you to give something back.
Once you accept Jesus as your Lord, God intends to use you for His goals —– to go out into the world and spread the Good News to all especially the broken and shattered.
At the end of your journey on earth when night comes and you are standing before the Lord, how will you answer Him about your use of all the resources He gave you on earth?
Each and every one of us can do our bit to spread the Kingdom of God. You may not be able to leave the house, but you can surely phone people who you know are broken or depressed and pray with them. None of us can say I am not able to do anything for the kingdom of God. Surely we can do something for the Kingdom of God that can change the future of others.
God says when we do that, we will never go unrewarded!
I have held many things in my hands, and have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess.