What is it worth to constantly be forced to go against the grain? What is it worth to keep standing for Truth when the world is yelling at us that the Truth is negotiable? What is it worth to be separated more and more from the world and even some that we love dearly? What is it worth to walk with Jesus in spirit and truth?
He will give eternal life to those who keep on doing good, seeking after the glory and honor and immortality that God offers. But He will pour out His anger and wrath on those who live for themselves, who refuse to obey the truth and instead live lives of wickedness. There will be trouble and calamity for everyone who keeps on doing what is evil- for the Jew first and also for the Gentile. But there will be glory and honor and peace from God for all who do good- for the Jew first and also for the Gentile. For God does not show favoritism. Romans 2:7-11
This is what it’s worth.
Never forget, you are not living for an earthly reward…no, we are living for an eternal reward…one that can’t be destroyed. One that lasts. One day we will see God!! That’s the reward I’m living toward.
I am deeply disenchanted with all sorts of earthly promotions, celebrity pastors, worship leaders, etc…God is my reward. And the more I lean into life lived honestly before Him, the more I see how much the world has misshaped so many of my previous goals.
Now, He alone is my goal. He is my reward. He is my path. He is my everything. He is the voice I listen to. He is all there is.
And as the world continues to fade away, my only regret is that I wasted so much time chasing after things that masqueraded as Him but weren’t. I regret fearing man and allowing that to influence my worship. I regret compromising for the sake of others comfort. I regret getting distracted. Distraction…ugh, it’s one of our greatest enemies. I hate getting distracted from the One.
Distraction and addiction…addiction to technology, “progress”, having all the new this and that’s, man’s praise, man’s goals and expectations, ugh, we are addicted to so many things that have nothing to do with drugs and alcohol…therefore, they are deemed permissible by the church.
God, break my addictions…let me only crave You.
O Lord, forgive me. Thank You for this season of refining. Thank You for showing me the dark places in my heart so Your light can now shine there. Thank You for recalibrating all I know and see. Thank You for being patient with me. You are my greatest desire and the plumbline I base my life upon. I belong to You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Come with me friend, let’s dip our toes in the hot springs of His presence and find the only One Who is truly satisfying. He alone is worthy.
But now God has shown us a way to be made right with Him without keeping the requirements of the law, as was promised in the writings of Moses and the prophets long ago. We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are. Romans 3:21-22