Rewards Ahead

Do you ever have days where the reality of the battle takes center stage in your mind? It is like the weight of the wait feels heavier than usual; the length of time seems to be longer in that moment; it is as though grace lifts for a brief moment and the enemy takes advantage of it in order to discourage you, distract you or to tempt you to detour, quit or deny what God has promised. We all have minutes, days, or even weeks like this, but then in what feels like a split second, someone says something that causes the dark clouds to move on, the heavy weight to lift, the voices to be still. God uses people in ways they do not even realize at the time to speak life by just being who they are and it changes everything for the one who was feeling battle weary.

We as the body of Christ need each other, we cannot do life alone, we are a team. Standing with each other, encouraging one another and helping lift the load is critical for each of us, no matter how strong or weak someone seems to be. As I was reading 2 Chronicles 15 this morning, verse 7 struck me as a word for the moment for many people and I wanted to highlight it to you this morning as I am sure 2 Chronicles 15 is not your go to chapter when you are struggling, but it might be after you hear this. “BE STONG AND DO NOT LOSE COUARAGE, FOR THERE IS A REWARD FOR YOUR WORK!” I sensed the body of Christ needed to hear this today, I know I did.

All the prayers we have prayed, all the prophetic decrees we have made, all the stands we have taken, it can feel like the battle that never ends, but God is not a man that He should lie (Numbers 23:19) and today He wanted to remind us, there is a reward for our work. Hebrews 11:6 reminds us, “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” My friends, keep believing, keep praying, keep prophesying, keep decreeing, for there is a reward and it is closer than we can see.

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