September 10, 2012

…But God Knoweth Your Hearts

Posted in Christianity at 12:41 pm by Lisa Ritchey

 And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts Luke 16:15

When something happens, it is not necessarily what you do in response to the event/crisis (although that may well count, too!). The most important thing, Kingdom-wise, is with what attitude you did it.  An egotistical person will very often do the right thing, just with the wrong motives or attitude.  With them it is that “Hey, look at what I did!” thing.  If you have to make sure that people know your name and that you are the one that did something, or you must be called by a title, and you have to make sure that people know you hold one of the five offices, then you have an ego and pride problem.[1]

NEVER should anything be about us!  Humility is serving gladly and gratefully without recognition.  It is doing things that you will never on earth get the credit for.  It is doing the most lowly tasks gladly, just because they need done and you will get to do something to serve.

I remember when we started going to this little Full Gospel Church down the street from us.  I noticed that women would be up front getting prayed for and when they cried, they had to use their hands to wipe their tears and noses.  I started handing out tissues to them.  It was such a seemingly small thing to me until one woman stood up one night and said that she just wanted to thank G-d for me.  If someone handed her a $100 bill, she could not have used that, but there I was with a Kleenex right when she needed it.

Wow! That was sixteen years ago, and I still find myself handing out Kleenex when I see someone that needs one.

We are not to despise small beginnings.[2]  It is the ones that will start out doing the smallest tasks (and yes, I also cleaned the Church including the toilets!) and do them with the right attitude that He can trust with promotion.

You see, G-d really truly does need people who He can trust with His assignments. Even in this day and time.  All it takes is someone who will keep their flesh put down, listen, not question, and be quick to obey.

Workers are desperately needed.  Now.  Everywhere.  It may cost you when you apply, but the benefits[3] and retirement plan[4] are out of this world!

If interested, you can apply here.

[1](Mat 23:2 KJV)
Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat:

(Mat 23:3 KJV)
All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.

(Mat 23:4 KJV)
For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.

(Mat 23:5 KJV)
But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,

(Mat 23:6 KJV)
And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,

(Mat 23:7 KJV)
And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.

(Mat 23:8 KJV)
But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.

(Mat 23:9 KJV)
And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.

(Mat 23:10 KJV)
Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.

(Mat 23:11 KJV)
But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.

(Mat 23:12 KJV)
And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.

[2]Zechariah 4:10
[3]Psalms 91
[4]2 Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.


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