One of the things that I greatly admire about Jesus is that He is unconditional love for us as His kids of faith. Our Father has forever saved us thru His finished work on the cross and because of our faith in that committed sacrifice to love us, we are reconciled into a forever love relationship with Him and heirs to all the glorious riches of His heavenly kingdom forever!!!
Jesus as our loving Father is concerned for us as His kids to understand what ways of walking thru life bring us blessing and His promise to us is:
“Behold, I am returning soon and My reward is with Me to render to every man (gals, too) according to what he (she) has done.”
Our Father offers us blessings and rewards in life for what we do, rather than condemnation and punishment for what we don’t do as He says:
“…there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.”
How this would work in a modern-day father/son or father/daughter relationship would be to have a “you-have-a-choice” approach. Rather than saying “my-way-or-else” with threatened punishment for non-compliance, the parent is rather saying you have the choice of receiving a reward/blessing or not. 🙂 In this life thru our faith in what Christ did on the cross for us, we are blessed with being saved from the eternal wages (punishment) of our sins. Our Father does not force us to live out His ways of perfect performance for us in life; He gives us free will to choose in life and we do not need to choose His best for us in life, but in choosing that which is His best, we reap the benefits/rewards of a life well lived here and eternal blessings from our Father as well.
Now how sweet is that of our Father to reward us for doing what is good, right, divine and of love!!! If we choose to walk contrary to what our Father offers to us as the divine cream on the top life of His pure true blessed-life wisdom, we are still loved as His child and forever saved as a member of His family, but we miss out on the best earthly life possible now and the rewards of wise choices that could be ours in the future as well!!! The Apostle Paul talked about the importance of being willing to work in order to eat and he encouraged the people to “work in quiet fashion and eat their own bread” and to “not grow weary of doing good.” He also shared that it was their choice, but if they were “not willing to work, then he/she is not to eat, either.” (1 Thessalonians 3:10-13) That was their freewill choice to work to have food or not. This isn’t to say that those unable to work should not be fed. That is a whole different story!!! 🙂
In this life, we do reap what we sow and when we sow for the best in life, we sure do reap it!!! 🙂 In light of this, what does our Father reveal to you in His love for you that is best life walking to bless your life here on earth that you will also be rewarded for in the future that you are pondering???
Jesus is all about love!!! May His Spirit of love take over our hearts in all of our choices as this song says here because it is in those “love reigning” decisions that will truly make our hearts the happiest because our lives will be at their best when we choose to love ourselves and others in love-reigning choices!!! Oh, a truly happy heart just makes me smile!!! 🙂
Father’s unfailing, unconditional love is ours always – never will He leave us nor forsake us and He tells us that it is “God who works in us to will and act according to His purpose.” (Philippians 2:13) He helps us to desire the best in our lives!!! He is a Father that always longs to give out “atta-boys” and “atta-girls” and “well-done good and faithful servant praise to encourage us along and bless us for what we do, too!!!”
I’m a gal seeking after His best in my life with ya as He reveals it to me and enables me with His empowering grace and I’m also thankful that our Father loves us always as His kids of faith and never withholds His love from us no matter where we are at in life!!! Much sisterly love to you wherever you are at in life!!! 🙂 Always choose to know you are loved forever!!!