(photo by Celia Darrigo)
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. (Heb 11:6)
What do you do after you've received the reward? It's so easy to just sit back and relax! Guess what? In order to keep receiving those rewards, you have to continue to seek him!
We all say that we will continue to follow Jesus no matter what. When he rewards us with blessings it is far too easy to become absorbed in the earthly particles and forget where we were last week. Once the pain is gone and we are no longer suffering, we need to remember to continually thank him for that feeling as well. We can't allow ourselves to be drawn away from our routine and habits of praise and thanks for all he's given us. Once we do that, we start back down a path that can only lead to personal disaster.
Make a promise to yourself and to God today: "No matter what comes along, be it good or bad, I will continue to praise you and worship you in my usual way. You are my God and my provider and I am grateful for all that you have given me." Let your FAITH be the prayer...