Repayment

“May the Lord repay you for what you have done. May you be richly rewarded by the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge.” (Rut 2:12)

God is no man’s debtor. He sees what we do and rewards us. While what we do has no bearing on our salvation, we still reap what we sow. We do not appease Him by works, but we work out of a grateful heart for what He has already accomplished on our behalf.

There are seasons where you wonder what is going on. Where is the deliverance you have prayed for? Where is the answer to that prayer you have prayed for so long? Where is the breakthrough you have longed for?

Worrying, striving, arguing, or trying to convince God will just wear you out. Notice that the reward is given for what you have done, but the position you have is resting under His wings.

Quick Prayer: I rest in You and await Your blessing. Amen.

Try A Few Things.

“Sow your seed in the morning, and at evening let your hands not be idle, for you do not know which will succeed, whether this or that, or whether both will do equally well.” (Ecc 11:6)

I am a big believer in focus. Focused energy and resources will ensure an outcome when applied to a task. However, a diversified portfolio is wise because having all your eggs in one basket contains focused risk.

The same principle applies to what we work on. Some things will work and others just won’t, so trying a number of ventures is not unwise.

The other imperative in this word is that of application. You can’t get away from plain old hard work. A number of different projects require more effort. It is not about diluting your resources; it is about increasing your opportunities. And who knows—maybe it will all be successful.

Quick Prayer: Thank You for variety and not certainty. I will diversify. Amen.