Called and Rewarded

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Have you ever picked up a book to see what was in the last chapter or on the last page? Just to give you some insight on how the book ended? The Bible isn't different. The book of Revelation has two blessings within it: at the start and at the end.

"The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants—things which must shortly take place. And He sent and signified it by His angel to His servant John, who bore witness to the word of God, and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, to all things that he saw. Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near" (Rev. 1:1-3, NKJV).

"And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work" (Rev. 22:12).

The emphasis is mine, only as I wanted to draw your attention to the blessing and rewards included in these precious verses. (Side note — There are some great commentaries on the book of Revelation. They make it much more understandable. There is a great victory coming for Christians!)

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Dear friends, there is already great peace and joy in being forgiven and headed toward a heavenly home where we will see Jesus face to face. Yes, we can only imagine how great that day will be. But how many of us have considered God's eternal rewards? How many of us find ourselves asking what God wants us to do that results in His rewards? I think all Christians do. God dearly loves all His dear children. Our Bibles carry His breath and words to guide us. We just need to pray, study, worship and live life loving God and loving people. Just do the Word.

Here's one Scripture that each of us has a calling to do:

"And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, 'All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.' Amen" (Matt. 28:18-20).

In very simple terms, we are to share Jesus with people. The Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are just around the corner. It is really an opportune time to share Jesus when hearts may be more receptive. As we pray for God to use us daily, He will open the doors to share Him and His great love for us. (For those of you planning Christmas services, I have a free download for you. Within my website is a place for my testimony. When you go into the full-length version, nearly two thirds of the way down, you'll see a highlighted "Christmas Program." Please use it to share Jesus in your service.)

I only know to share with you what God lays on my heart. This is another Scripture. This is what I want to hear and I believe you do too when we get home to heaven.

"His lord said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord'" (Matt. 25:21).

I will be praying with you and for you as we all endeavor to do what God has called us to do. Our lives here are but for a moment. Eternity is a much, much longer time. Let's take people with us! We are heaven bound! (There is a hell and we should do all we can to make sure people don't go there.)

Dear friends, we have been diving into sharing Jesus with those around us as well as growing with the Lord. We are working from my two books, Heaven Bound and Walking The Talk. You can read along and listen to my recent episode of Loved Always. My website, lovedalways.net, has links to purchase each book. Bring along your Bible as it is the foundation for any book I write to help believers. There are countless Scriptures in these books. We will only be able to touch the surface within this framework.

I would like to make sure you have great, affordable resources that help you in your journey with the great God we love, serve and worship. Need a tool for group Bible study or new members at your church? Looking for a gift for the upcoming holidays? Yes, both books are great resources for that too!

As believers, we get the privilege and opportunity to make Jesus famous. Will you join me? The website now has a donation link. I would also invite you to sow into this ministry and partner with me as I continue to share Jesus within every avenue God opens to me. Your prayers and support are always most appreciated.

Please enjoy the verse of the day or leave a prayer request at Loved Always Ministries, lovedalways.net.

"The LORD bless you, and keep you; The LORD cause His face to shine on you, And be gracious to you; The LORD lift up His face to you, And give you peace'" (Num. 6:24-26, NASB).

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