Are You Serving for God’s Approval? - Beloved Women - December 6, 2018

Are You Serving for God’s Approval? - Beloved Women - December 6, 2018

Are You Serving for God’s Approval? – Beloved Women – December 6, 2018

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Whatever you do, work heartily, 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. - Colossians 3:23-24 ESV

TODAY’S ENCOURAGEMENT

I love watching awards shows. It’s a fun time to celebrate and acknowledge the top actors and actresses from my favorite TV shows and movies. Like awards shows, there are times in life when we will be publicly recognized for our accomplishments and hard work.

Public recognition makes us feel appreciated and grateful, however, most of our daily service and work will not be recognized by others. We must learn to be content with serving for God’s approval only. When we serve, God’s approval should be our number one priority. We are called by God to serve in a number of capacities, and God is the one who energizes us each day to live out our unique purposes.

As Colossians 3:23-24 reminds us, we may not receive our reward here on earth, but be assured that we will receive God’s inheritance as our reward. Paul teaches us that our service should be an act of worship to the Lord. We aim to seek God’s ultimate approval when we serve and not man’s.

PRAY

Dear God, thank you for equipping me to serve with all that I need. Increase my contentment in receiving your approval as most important. In times when I want to compare myself to others, may you remind me that I am enough. In your infinite grace, you will place me in a purposed filled assignment with contentment and abundant resources. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

REFLECT

What area of your life can you ask God to help you be most content with receiving God’s approval?

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