God Calling today is about serving God or the world-choosing between the two because we can’t serve both. The message speaks about not seeking our rewards in the world because we already have our reward in God. That tells me that when I’m not getting it, I’m not “getting it.”
We need to seek the blessing, the promise. When we walk in obedience, we are blessed-coming in, going out, prospered in every area of our lives. We need to seek the blessing. Rewards, just like victories, don’t always come in the ways and forms we expect them to. God may have something for us that we completely miss because we’re expecting something else. Again, it comes down to our perception and our expectations.
I woke up this morning. My children are healthy, my grandchildren too. I can still move my body, I’m able to eat, I have food, clothing, etc. I have resources available with which to create income for myself. The list goes on and on because I am blessed. I have a God who loves me even when I wake up surly, as I did this morning. He reminds me of His Presence in the here and now, and reminds me that He was present in the “then and there” too; reminding me that “then and there” are “has beens.” He pulls me back up out of those waters when I start to go back under them. He sets my feet firmly back in the here and now and says, “Let’s go forward; let’s go on.”
That’s when I realize that “here and now” is a reward; that every inch of distance between here and now and then and there, every step, had its reward and led to the next reward. Altogether they brought me here; not to the place where I’m at in the world, with my finances, my health, my substance, but to the place where I’m at in God and with Him. Jesus said, “This is eternal life, that they may know the Father and the Son.” That is the true reward, and the only reward that will last. In that one reward lie all the rewards.