After 2 weeks solid, today is my first day to breathe a little after the major push of the huge Mount Scott Learning Center Project. After working with the school, architect, designer, several subcontractors, and about 80 volunteers, the project is nearly done. I’m physically & mentally exhausted, but emotionally and spiritually vibrant! I wanted to pass along some scripture truths that God is blessing me with this morning in the afterglow.
When we sacrifice our comfort/time/energy/resources, putting ourselves out there to serve others in the Name of Jesus, He shows up! He blesses us, the process, and the results. And the joy we receive by knowing we have served our Master, is the reward. This goes way beyond happiness. Happiness has to do with our circumstances, but joy is a transcendent reality from God Himself! Check this out:
“We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body. So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you. It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken. Since we have that same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak, because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you to himself. All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God. Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” (2 Corinthians 4:10-18)
I hope these words bless you like they did me.