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Work Gracefully

  • You see then that by works, a man is justified, and not only by faith. In the same way, wasn't Rahab the prostitute also justified by works, in that she received the messengers and sent them out another way? For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, even so faith apart from works is dead. James 2:24-26 WEB.

    I grew up on a farm with two brothers and ten step-siblings. I got to see first-hand the differences between those who were pleasing to their parents and those who were not. The parents could ask one child to do something, and they would. This pleased the parents, and sometimes there would be a reward for the child. The child and the parents were both happy.

    When asked to come home after school, some of the other children would land in jail instead. This tended to hurt the parents, and the child got no reward. They were all sad. Of course, the parents tried to love all of the children whether they obeyed their wishes or not. They were part of the family, but there was happiness and a reward for obedient children.

    God loves each of us, and we should respond to that by doing good. When we do, there will be a reward. We gain joy, fulfillment, and self-worth by doing good. As well as the favor of God on our life. "If you are willing and obedient, You shall eat the good of the land" (Isaiah 1:19). Who will eat the good of the land? Those who are willing and obedient.

    Ask, Action, Reward: When God asks you to do something, and you take action, there will be a reward. You can't shuffle the order. The Lord rewards those who seek Him (Hebrews 11:6). The love of God is free, and you cannot earn it, but your life can be pleasing to Him or not. Abel was pleasing to God, but his brother Cain was not (Genesis 4:4).

    We are saved by grace through faith, which is God's unmerited favor (Ephesians 2:8). Yet, good works should follow us, for faith without works is dead (James 2:26). No amount of good works will get you to heaven without faith in Jesus. But He also said: "Why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' and not do the things which I say?" (Luke 6:46). So we should believe in Jesus Christ, but we should also do what He tells us.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for Your favor on my life. I am willing. Please give me the grace to be obedient as well. Lead me into all that You have for me on this earth, and make what is important to You important to me. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (Philippians 4:6-7). If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Elena Vasquez
Elena Vasquez

Amen

Mar 5
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen 

Mar 5
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen.

Mar 5
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Amen!

Mar 5
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walkeredited: Mar 5

AMEN.. Heavenly Father, I Thank You for all blessings.  You are awesome oh Lord!! Amen

Mar 5
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Amen,

Mar 5
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Yes Lord! In Jesus name I pray Amen. 

Mar 5
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Yes Heavenly Father make what's important  to you important to us. Amen 

Mar 5
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen and Amen

Mar 5
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

Mar 5
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Thank You, Lord, for Your favor on my life. Find me willing and obedient to Your prompting. Amen!

Mar 5
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Mar 5
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Amen! Thank you for Todays devotion!!

 

Mar 5
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen and amen!

Mar 5
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

All i can say is "Amen and Amen"! Oh Lord, please make me willing to do Your will, even when it isn't convenient! Please fill me and enable me with the power of Your Hl. Spirit to be Your hands and feet, in the name of Jesus, Amen!

Mar 5
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Please God have favor on me. Amen

Mar 5
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Forgive my sins and break the chains, in Jesus's name I pray, amen. 

Mar 6
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Mar 6