Matthew 6:1-15 NIV
6 “Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.
2 “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 3 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
5 “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. 7 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
9 “This, then, is how you should pray:
“‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
10 your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.’
14 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
I’ve read those verses so many times. Isn’t it crazy how you can do that & still have it feel fresh, new, enlightening. I read Proverbs 31’s blog this morning written by Glynnis Whitwer (http://proverbs31.org/devotions/devo/when-nobody-notices-your-work/). She really got me thinking.
I have a full time job that I love … for the most part 😉 But, I’ve been hoping, waiting for a promotion to come around that just hasn’t happened. It’s not even listed as one of our positions but, I keep hoping. For that to happen I need their recognition. Did you hear that? It was the screech of tires from me hearing what I said! Stop Stela, stop! You don’t need their recognition you need the recognition of your Savior, the One who got you your dream job. I don’t work for people I work for my Savior. That’s not to say that an atta girl will be dissed but it’s not necessary it’s nice. When I’m feeling down about the elusive nonexistent position I just need to remember I’ve already been promoted to child of God! I’m a child of God! He chose me! He loves me Just the way I am ❤️ I am perfectly & wonderfully made.