GOD IS A REWARDER
“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” Hebrews 11:6
One very revolutionary thought is that God is a rewarder. Now, because of a misunderstanding of the message of God’s grace and how it works, many believers today don’t place premium on this truth.
Paul clearly told us that God rewards our faith. There’s a clear difference between being blessed because of God’s goodness and God rewarding your works. Whilst there are blessings you cannot earn, there are rewards you can only enjoy by earning them.
In my walk with the Lord, observing how he relates with his children, I have come to know that what differentiates one believer from another isn’t the freebies of grace but the earned rewards of Faith.
We all are blessed with all spiritual blessings but our lives and experiences are never same. The difference is the personal application of faith.
God never designed one man greater than the other. In Gods plan, everyone is called to greatness in their own unique way but all men determine their estate themselves.
Faith pleases God. The man functioning in faith must know that God is in his now, not yesterday and not tomorrow. God’s greatest and best, God in his fullest glory is in your now. I’ve heard people talk about the ‘good old days’. That’s an unscriptural statement for the man of Faith. God is in your now! You must believe that GOD IS! Not was. Not will be. Shout “God Is!”
In fact, In Ecclesiastes 7:10 Solomon called those who think yesterday to be better than today fools.
“Say not thou, What is the cause that the former days were better than these? for thou dost not enquire wisely concerning this.”
Jesus speaking of rewards said, “And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.” (Rev 22:12)
He is a Rewarder!
In Matthew 6, Jesus lists three ways your faith is exercised secretly and God rewards you openly. In essence, while all men seem to be the same, privately some are doing things that will yield a public harvest. You know many wonder when they see someone just shoot to stardom seemingly overnight. What they never see are the years of labouring and working the Word.
Jesus taught that Faith that will be rewarded, is expressed through Giving, Prayer and Fasting. The order is important. Note as well that the first expression of faith recorded in Hebrews 11 Faith’s Hall of Fame was giving; Abel’s sacrifice.
Remember Pauls admonition today, “Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.” (Hebrews 10:35).
I declare that God is in my NOW! I am diligent in seeking Him with faith in my heart, inspired by His word to do the impossible, assuredly knowing that He rewards. I am faithful to complete the tasks He sets before me through prayer, fasting and giving of my resources and my time towards this purpose. I declare that now and always, i earn and enjoy God’s reward for my Faith, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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