God bless you in the name of Jesus Christ. whose meat was to do the will of God and to finish His work (John 4:34).
God remembers everything we do for Him and His people. Jesus said that if one were to do something as simple as give a drink of water to someone who’s thirsty, we would be rewarded (Mark 9:41). God created us in Christ Jesus to do good works. He even prepared them in advance for us to do (Ephesians 2:10 NIV).
For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
I stumbled upon an interesting realization as I read the Old Testament during our Messengers For Christ 6 adventure. When God “remembers” someone, things happen. When God remembered Noah and all the living things in the ark, He made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters asswaged and the fountains of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained and the waters returned from off the earth (Genesis 8:1-30). When God remembered Rachel, she got pregnant with Joseph (Genesis 30:22). When God remembered His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, He began the process of delivering Israel out of slavery from Egypt (Exodus 2:24). When God remembered Hannah she got the child she requested of Him (I Samuel 1:19-20). It also turns up in the New Testament. When God remembered Cornelius’ alms, He sent Peter to his house.
A favorite remember promise of mine is in Numbers.
And when you go into battle in your land against the foe distressing you, then you shall blow with the trumpets, and you shall be remembered before Jehovah your God. And you shall be saved from your enemies.
Many of God’s people (like Hannah, Nehemiah and Jeremiah) asked God to remember them. We often remind God of His Word, not that He ever needed the reminder, but we did. Of course, God doesn’t need us to bring to His mind something He might have forgotten, or to blow trumpets to wake Him up to the fact we are waging a battle. He knows the very number of hairs on our head (Matthew 10:30) and the attitudes and inner most thoughts of our hearts even when we never express them (Psalms 139:4).
We may never face flesh and blood in battle. Rather, we wrestle (engage in hand-to-hand combat) against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Neither do we need to blow trumpets to call God to our aid. His promise to us is whenever and wherever we call upon the name of the Lord we shall be saved.
Now getting back to the good works God has prepared for us to do. Let’s remember Paul’s exhortation in Galatians 6:10.
As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
Notice that it says “as” not “if.” There is no doubt the opportunities will come. We just need to pay attention and seize them as they arise. Jesus was known for the good works he did, and so should we. Remember, we have also been anointed with holy spirit and power.
How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
Let’s remember God is always with us, too. Wherever we go and whatever we do, God is with us. We should actively recall and believe Philippians 2:13.
Philippians 2:13 New Living Translation
For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.
Don’t hold back. Don’t quench the spirit. Have a ripsnorter of a day! You are God’s best and certainly God blessed.