“For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.” (Hebrews 6: 10)
Your good works are not forgotten. All of the heart-felt and God-led endeavors you pursue in caring for others, sharing the goodness, expressing love, and your highest sense of what is needed, is never in vain. God blesses our good–all that is done in His name, in the name of Love.
Our ministry toward others is well worth it. And each of has a unique way of taking that deep and healing love of God and spreading it around to others. We have our calling and this true calling is not selfish or self-indulgent. It gives. We were built to share, to bring our infinite God-qualities to our brothers and sisters, and to also, willingly, receive what others have to give of their love, of that same divine Love that feeds and encourages us.
It may seem at times nice guys finish last. It may seem that we don’t always receive the appreciation we expect for the good we do. But God is aware of the goodness that is genuine, that comes from the heart, for He is at the very heart of it Himself. If we are working and alert and listening and helping and supporting others, we have a purpose that is blessed. If we require human praise or even acknowledgment, then we may need to regroup and reflect. We do what we do for Love and because of Love. If it is honest and if we let God do the leading, we will naturally and necessarily feel blessed and refreshed by doing it, and His Love within us will give us a sense of appreciation that more than satisfies.
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