Worth the Rewards
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
─ 1 Peter 1:3
Eric wasn’t surprised to see his nephew, Blake pull into the driveway. “We’re having burgers tonight … want to join us?” Eric teased, knowing full well that was why Blake had stopped by.
“Yep! I’d love to,” Blake began as he grabbed a cookie off the counter and sat down to watch his uncle prep the meat. In a more serious tone he asked, “Uncle Eric, have you ever been afraid to obey God?”
“Sure, lots of times,” he replied. “But I’ve learned over the years that I will never regret obeying God. I can look back now and see that every time God asked me to do something, it was always for my good. I have more regrets about the times I didn’t follow His direction. And those regrets prompt me to obey Him now as fast as I can.”
“I know that God is good. He will only ask me to do things that will bring me blessing and increase,” Blake confessed. “Still, it’s hard because I know the path won’t be easy. I have to believe that the challenges I’m going to face will be nothing compared to the reward of obeying Him.”
Today’s One Thing
Are you struggling with something God has asked you to do? Trust that whatever He tells you to do will always be for your good. Be bold and take action in obedience to Him today.