"Give and it shall be given to you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measure to you again."
All good work is rewarded just like a good Father does.
Giving and living selflessly do produce harvest in our lives. There is nothing wrong with desiring and expecting a harvest, a reward. Our motivation for helping others should not be to get something for ourselves, but God does tell us we reap what we sow, and we can look forward to a benefit.
So, what's out there that you need to get involved in? Is there something that is tugging on you to be a part?
God promises reward those who diligent seek Him (Heb. 11.6). The word reward in the original Greek text of the New testament means, "wages received in this life or recompense." In the Hebrew language, in which the Old Testament is written, the word reward means, "fruit, earnings, product, prices or result." The word reward is used 68 times in the Amplified Bible version. God wants us to look forward to rewards of our obedience and good choices.
If we care about those in need who are poor, oppressed, or trying to do the right thing, God promises that we will not want, but if we hide our eyes from their need we shall have "many a curse" in our lives (Prov. 28.27). The writer of Proverbs even says that when we give to the poor we are lending to God (Prov. 19:17). I cannot imagine that God does not pay great interest on what is loaned to Him. I urge to you bring justice to a cause or help the oppressed. That simply means that when you see something that you know is right, you work to make it right. Get involved!
This Week's Meditation:
Teach me to "be called out when you need me."
Help me to meditate each day: "I am here, Lord, direct me."
Teach me to be patient and know you will mentor me. Remind me that prayer motivates me.
Meditate on this for several minutes a day. Allow various thoughts to come into your mind. And realize God has you in his arms always.