Blessings Follow in Serving God
- Author Joseph B. Glosenger
- Published February 20, 2015
- Word count 1,284
I'm writing this article to encourage whoever reads to devote their life to God; true blessings come to us when we do the works which God has for us. God pays us in hefty dividends for helping others by his guidance. In this article, I will list some of the major benefits you'll receive for serving God as he leads.
First, we'll talk about the sow/reap principle:
The Sow/Reap Principle
What you sow, you will reap; this is one of God's fundamental laws. Whatever we do to and for other people will always come back to us, both in this earth, and in the new earth.
Reaping what we sow works like this: If we spend our time being evil to other people, our lives will be unhappy, and painful. Nothing will work out for us. On the other hand, if we spend our time doing good for other people, we will receive good in life. God made it this way. It actually is the absolute best way for God to help people to do good in their lives.
There are many references to this principle in the bible; here are a few verses to show the truth of this doctrine:
Proverbs 12:21 "There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief."
Proverbs 11:18 "The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward."
Galatians 6:7-8 "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting."
John 4:36 "And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together."
God is Very Wise to Order Creation in This Way
It is wonderful to know that by doing good for others, it is guaranteed that good will come back to us. If you think about it, this is a very intelligent way for God to order his creation. He made it this way because it is the best way to guide his creatures to do good for others, because good deeds are rewarded. This shows something of the deep wisdom of God.
God blesses us when we do good. If you dedicate your life to doing God's will, he will have all kinds of good deeds for you to do in the world. After a little while, your life will be quite blessed, as you receive good things in return for doing as God guides.
There are many manifestations of this blessing. You will receive unexpected gifts from God. Your resources will stretch farther. You will be protected from evil by God. Good things will happen for you. People will be more decent to you, in general. When you sow good for others as God leads you to, you reap good in your own life:
Proverbs 16:7 "When a man's ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him."
On to our next example of the blessings which we receive from God in serving him:
"Ask, and Ye Shall Receive"
If you are sowing good things for other people, God wants to reward you for your good works. But, we must ask God for things sometimes, to be able to receive them. I've heard people say before that they don't want to ask for things for themselves from God, because they feel that it would be selfish. But, who knows better what a person needs from God, than the person themself? God wants us to ask him for what we need; it actually grieves him when we do not.
And, Christ himself has exhorted us to ask for what we need from God:
John 16:24 "Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full."
1 John 3:22 "And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight."
God loves to pay his devoted workers for their good deeds. Consider it your worker's wages. Do not be afraid to ask for things, and do not think that you are being selfish in praying for things for yourself. Ask God in faith for what you need in life, and he will provide it for you. He dearly wants you to ask him for what you really need.
On to the next blessing for us from God, when we follow him and Christ:
In Serving God, Your Life Will Continually Improve
As you do as God guides you to in life, problems in your life will simply work themselves out. Any issues, or unhappy situations will turn into happy ones. When you seek first the Kingdom of God, your problems will be solved, seemingly on their own.
God makes this happen for us, because he knows that we are making other people's lives improve. This is an extension of the sow/reap principle. If we do what we can in our lives to help other people's lives to improve, God will make our lives improve. What a wonderful God we truly have.
But, we have yet to see our greatest rewards for doing God's will on this earth; these rewards are being stored up for us now, to be received on the new earth:
We Will Receive Treasure in Heaven
1 Corinthians 3:8 "Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour."
Matthew 6:19-21 "Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."
The Bible says that we have treasure laid up in heaven for us, for doing God's will. God wants us to do works which have eternal good outcomes. Because we do works with eternal good outcomes for others on this passing earth, we will receive eternal rewards on the new earth.
Then, we ought to devote ourselves to doing God's will in this world, knowing that God is rewarding us here, and will reward us with eternal rewards. There is absolutely nothing in this earth which can compare with the gifts that God gives us for serving him wholeheartedly. What we receive from God can only bless us, and he's earnestly hoping that you'll be able to access his blessings, by blessing others in your life.
I exhort you, do make God and Christ your Lords, and diligently follow them. They will show you how to truly help people in your life. It can only happen with their help, and they dearly want all of their children to help their will to be done on the earth. Do the eternal good which they have for you to do today, and you'll reap good both in this life, and in the life to come.
My Prayer for You
I pray that all who read this article will recognize the biblical soundness of these doctrines. I pray that you will take these teachings to heart, and devote your life to doing good for all, through the leading of Christ and God. I earnestly hope that your life will be very fruitful for God's kingdom. I look forward to seeing you on the new earth. May God bless you richly. In Jesus' name, amen.
Joseph B. Glosenger is the writer for EndtimesVictory.org, a Christian site offering articles, books, and witnessing materials, free and released to the public domain. Our content focuses on the nature of God, the end times, and Christian growth.Article source: http://articlebiz.com
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