This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: 1 Samuel 16:7 (ESV)
Today, I am thinking about how God sees your sacrifice.
I had this thought as I was reading in the book of Acts about a Roman officer named Cornelius. Cornelius was a devout man of God, and he led his household in a devout way, too. He gave generously to the poor and to charities, and he worshiped God regularly.
One afternoon, an angel of God appeared before him and said, “Your prayers and gifts to the poor have not gone unnoticed.”
To put this in context, Cornelius was a Gentile, so the Jewish leaders and Jewish people of the day considered him impure. In other words, God saw Cornelius as a devout man, but society saw him as immoral.
Oftentimes, it’s easier to extend acts of kindness to others under good conditions. Imagine the conditions that Cornelius was living under, particularly how society viewed him, yet he was still able to have a clean heart of giving, and give in a way that God wanted him to give. He was obedient to that.
There will be times we’ll go the extra mile for someone, or we’ll inconvenience ourselves in some way for someone else, and that other person may never know. But God always knows.
So today, I want to remind you that God sees your sacrifice. He sees those little acts of kindness, especially when it’s in places when it’s not so easy to be kind. As we continue the season in the spirit of kindness, let us cling to these words: “For the Lord sees not as man sees…but the Lord looks on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7 (ESV)
Please share this reflection as others desire to be inspired.
So today, know that He sees your sacrifice.
Love this! Amen??
It’s always comforting to be reminded that what we do is less about our relationship with them, and more about our relationship with Him! Thanks for sharing LaVelle.