My mediation this new year has been:
Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life
and attend to your own business
and work with your hands.
1 Thessalonians 4:11
Today I’m thinking about the phrase
“work with your own hands.”
A few work verses came to mind that have encouraged me today.
Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us,
and establish the work of our hands upon us;
yes, establish the work of our hands!
For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid,
which is Jesus Christ.
Now if anyone builds on the foundation with
each one's work will become manifest,
for the Day will disclose it,
because it will be revealed by fire,
and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done.
If the work that anyone has built on the foundation survives,
he will receive a reward.
If anyone's work is burned up,
he will suffer loss,
though he himself will be saved,
but only as through fire.
1 Corinthians 3:11-15
Whatever you do,
as for the Lord and not for men,
knowing that from the Lord you will receive
the inheritance as your reward.
You are serving the Lord Christ.
For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work
and the love that you have shown for his name
in serving the saints,
as you still do.
Now doesn’t that encourage you?
I have to run this morning because I’m getting a group of ladies together to talk about the Bible and how we can live for God.
The thrill to me today is that God sees and rewards.
How completely amazing.
More than anything I would like to encourage you in your walk with God!