Saturday 27 March
Promise of reward
How do we keep going in the long run? For Christians, the answer is by living our whole lives in gratitude to the God who has called us, knowing that ultimately He will reward us. “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him” (Colossians 3.17).
In whatever sphere we are functioning, everything we do is to be for the Lord. We live and work with an eternal perspective: there is life after life and when Jesus comes back there will be rewards in the age to come.
We have God’s promise that we will receive a reward for faithful (if sometimes faltering) service. We don’t get everything we desire in this life, but we are storing up great rewards in the age to come, when we will hear the Lord Jesus saying, “Well done – come and enjoy my complete and perfect shalom forever!”
> What kind of legacy would you like to leave behind? How can you make changes to your life, ministry and work? Receive fresh strength and motivation in ‘whatever you do’.