And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. (Hebrews 11:6 NIV)
I sense how God loves to reward His children. Following His commands, allows friendship with Jesus- paths lead to righteousness. Never to suggest this is an easy path, it’s a worthwhile path. Daggers seem to come from all areas at times. Eyes kept on Jesus, keep us focused from falling into satan’s tactics.
When David and I first married, we taught a Jr. High Sunday School class. We would have students reflect on their week with blue arrows pointing towards peace and red arrows pointing toward attacks. This is not a bad idea to do from time to time. Recognizing attacks come from hurting individuals. Often when people hurt, they are seen by the devil as easily devoured.
Good vs. Evil
Satan stirs emotions, creating feelings to react vs. opening eyes to see their hurt, not receiving ill intent. There is nothing wrong with constructive criticism. Ill intent is justified to soften one’s own hurt, building walls and straining relationships. Through prayer and time spent with Jesus, conviction’s nudge strengthens redirecting wrong motives and behaviors. As we mature, we learn to discern between good vs. evil. Quicker this is learned, easier to choose good. Choosing good, leads to aligning with God’s commands, leading to rewards.
There is nothing better than reaping God’s rewards. Increasing faith is key to greater faith, greater possibilities to please God. With many wonderful Biblical principles to gain, we have zero time to be sucked into satan’s web. Speak truth in love. It can either be received or rejected. When rejected, I’ve learned to remain silent. Unless God directs to speak again.
It’s Motivating Monday! Let’s be motivated to take new look at hurting people. Discerning between good vs. evil, pleasing God with our actions. I always say, “Altitude is determined by choices we make and attitudes we take”. Ready to build faith and reap rewards?
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