~KEEP NO RECORD OF YOUR GOOD WORKS~ 🌸🌸🌸
When we keep “score” this leads us down a dangerous path of committing great terrible sins, such as, complaining, living in discontentment, judging others and falsely accusing others. Holy Spirit warns it is never our place to work in this way. It’s not of God.
If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit.
The Word gives us good instruction on how to relate to and love others as ourselves in order to keep close and keep in step with – as a means to daily please our Heavenly Father.
…26If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not bridle his tongue, he deceives his heart and his religion is worthless. 27Pure and undefiled religion before our God and Father is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
See the need – Meet the need. Don’t harden your hearts. Don’t hoard the blessings you receive for yourself and your household, alone. Spread it out to others, over and over, and over again. 😁 Bless others. Move out of your own way. Stop stressing over how much you do for everyone and how much you won’t have if you shared what God has given to you. Allow God His perfect time and space to handle all of your life’s (and family’s) concerns. Stressing over and denying God what He wants will not extend more to you, will not preserve what you have, nor will it enlarge your territory. CONSISTENTLY Giving of yourself, SELFLESSLY, opens up heaven’s floodgates and pours down in and over your home and your entire life. Stifling God, stifles you. Don’t block your blessings. Be the blessing God has raised you up to be in the lives of others. GOD IS YOUR PROVISION. He is the ram caught in the thicket for you to bring to Him an acceptable sacrifice of honor, glory, and praise. 😊❤️❤️❤️ DAILY, Check your faith.
Concerning your thoughts and remarks about others:
Careful, careful. Find out in a loving way what his/her situation is. Purposely, see how God can use you to help them. Find simple ways to ease their load. Ask no questions. Just do! Keep no record of your good works. It dishonors the Lord.
Have a compassionate heart. If you can meet the needs of others, MEET THEIR NEEDS. But do not bash them for the way they come to church, gatherings, prayer meeting, dinner parties, homegoings, social events, dressed/looking. Find out what the person is lacking, what her/his children are RIGHT NOW standing in need of and DO YOU PART! Shut your mouth, OPEN YOUR HEART, open up your time, and your treasure. Stop judging people by who helped them, last month. IT’S NOT YOUR PLACE!! Judging others is a direct sin against God.
PRAY OVER EVERY ACT OF KINDNESS YOU ARE LED TO PERFORM FOR GOD. PRAY FOR CLARITY AND DIRECTION. 😁 HOLY SPIRIT WILL ALWAYS LEAD YOU INTO ALL TRUTH THROUGH RIGHTEOUSNESS. COMMIT YOUR WAYS TO THE LORD AS YOUR REASONABLE ACT OF SERVICE TO HIM. DON’T WORRY ABOUT YOUR LIFE. GOD HAS YOU.
Concerning your thoughts toward receiving a reward from God for “good behavior”:
It’s WRONG THINKING to try and hold God hostage to our whims and our ideas on how we ought to benefit from doing good for Him. This is consider “idol worship” because the focus is on ourselves. So STOP IT! The end. God is the only One in complete control of all the details.
See and read the Word:
(Allow Holy Spirit to convict your heart and to give you your assignment) 😊❤️❤️❤️ We’re all assigned… responsible for someone other than ourselves. Accountability for others – This is true fulfillment. ❤️❤️❤️
“The Levite, because he has no portion or inheritance among you, and the alien, the orphan and the widow who are in your town, shall come and eat and be satisfied, in order that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hand which you do.
The LORD protects the strangers; He supports the fatherless and the widow, But He thwarts the way of the wicked.
Learn to do good; Seek justice, Reprove the ruthless, Defend the orphan, Plead for the widow.
Your rulers are rebels And companions of thieves; Everyone loves a bribe And chases after rewards. They do not defend the orphan, Nor does the widow’s plea come before them.
Whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the one to come.
I was naked and you clothed Me, I was sick and you looked after Me, I was in prison and you visited Me.’
For it is not the hearers of the Law who are righteous before God, but it is the doers of the Law who will be declared righteous.
And it is clear that no one is justified before God by the Law, because, “The righteous will live by faith.”
God blesses us to BE HIS BLESSING TO OTHERS. He sends us to help and look after those who are unable to do for themselves and their families. God sends us as their answer to prayer. Don’t get so comfortable, so smug and so high and mighty, thinking you know what people are dealing with. Not everyone’s financial struggle is related to drugs, drinking or even poor financial planning. Look around – THIS COUNTRY IS A HARD PLACE TO FOR MOST TO ADVANCE IN. INFLATION EFFECTS EVERYONE – THOSE WHO HAVE AS WELL AS THOSE WHO HAVE NOT. WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER.
One year this group of people are UP, while the other group is down, then life suddenly shifts (without warning) and things go in reverse. Hardships are great teachers on how to continue to live humbly and how to treat others when things begin to look up and go well for you, cause at ANY TIME, you can find yourself back in a lowly position. Never forget the places you were before your life changed for good. Continue to help all people. The Bible is truth when it reveals to us “The first shall be last and the last shall be first” (all in due time… each kingdom has their day of rising and falling. Never, never, never get comfortable). God owes you no explanation for the things He chooses to allow into your life (good and bad). He’s sovereign. Remember that!
God sees our hearts. He pays closest attention to our attitudes, our thought processes and our conduct in our various seasons. The goal should always be ~TO PLEASE THE LORD~ in all that we do, think and say.
Believers of God, hear what the Holy Spirit is instructing us to do through God’s Living Word:
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.
so that you may walk in a manner worthy of the Lord and may please Him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God,