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"I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know Him better." Ephesians 1:17 (NIV)

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Sunday, January 22, 2012


Matthew 20:16

"So the last will be first, and the first will be last." NIV

"So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen." KJV

We can be sure the Lord will reward us just as He promised. It will be much more than any of us deserve. Our part is to do what He asks us to do with gladness. Our part is to accept His grace with thanksgiving, no matter how long we have been working in His service. If our hearts are in the right place, we will be joyful that those who come into His service late in their lives or in the last times of earth made it into His vineyard. The Lord does not look at the length of time one works in His service. He looks at the spirit of the hearts of the workers.

Heavenly Father, help us to keep our hearts pure by being diligent in doing Your work as You tell us and not worry about the length of time we and others have been working. Give us joy when a soul comes to You in faith, even if it is the last minute of life, or even if it is the day before You return for us. Help us remember we are all Your children and we all have our work to do for You. In Jesus' name, Amen.

1 comment:

Cindy Adkins said...

That verse has special meaning for me...and I also love your post about being persistent in prayer. I hope you are having a happy Sunday. xo Cindy

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