Monday, March 2, 2009

Your Labor Is Not In Vain

"Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain." 1 Corinthians 15:58 NIV
When I was still in the Philippines, there were times that I was renting a bedspace to be closer to where I worked. Being a christian was a factor to be avoided because most of the people around you are not open to conversation about God and the free gift of salvation. But the good thing is, being a christian is not only by words but it should also be seen by actions.
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Part of the rules in the boarding house was to maintain cleanliness not only in your own room but also in the hallway, stairs and bathroom/toilet room. Unfortunatly, they're just a bunch of "I-don't-care" fellas. And since I can't stand unitidiness and unpleasant odors, I had no choice but to do the cleaning. I did the scrubbing and waxing the floor while my room mate (also a christian) cleaned the bathroom/toilet room.
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While doing that, sometimes I felt unfairness, but what made it exciting was that I did it for God's sake and my consolation to myself was, a treasure earned in heaven. I don't want a reward here on earth. But above all, my prayer was that they will see Jesus in my deeds.

7 comments:

Michele Williams said...

That's right... that they see Jesus in your obedience.... Blessings to you...

Manang Kim said...

I am a witnessed of this promise, because God is an awesome God. Never that our works will go to trash it is always be rewarded will just wait for HIS time.

Ginger said...

Hi,

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I so appreciate your very kind words. I enjoyed reading your post. Blessings to you this day.

Denise said...

Bless you.

annie kelleher said...

i think there's great opportunity in menial labor for meditation and prayer... and i figure if mother theresa could care for the dying on the streets of calcutta, i can certainly keep a toilet or two clean... not to mention a floor or three scrubbed :).

Shinade said...

Hi Grace,
Well I finally am living up to my word and dropping in to visit.

And I am so glad I did. What an amazing person you are. This is such an inspiration to me.

I am very blessed that God sent you my way.

I can't wait to get to know you better.

Speaking of acts of goodness and now that you live in America. You might want to check at my post at my other blog.

http://shinade.blogspot.com

I just got it up.

Blessings to you my new friend,
Jackie:-)

Angelo said...

Hi Grace, thanks for dropping by, bless you.