“But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”
– Matthew 6:3,4
Culture and civilization have always been greatly influenced by Christianity. Faith has been so important in art, education, humanity, and philosophy. And as Christians, we believe we will receive consideration for our deeds when we transition to eternity. Although most of us won’t ever be famous or experience public recognition, we will know the impact of our decisions when we stand before God. There are many of us who make significant sacrifices for others without receiving recognition or credit. Your admirable deeds may not have found an audience or weren’t photographed and posted on social media by anyone, but God saw you.
There will be a moment after our death when we will be able to see the impact of our life on our community, family, and future generations. I also believe that God thinks long-term when He gives us an assignment. We will have a more God-like view of the long-term strategy when we face God and experience eternal life. Our lives will be remembered in the future not for being famous, but for positively impacting our peers and the next generation. That is my sincere belief.
Friend, let’s continue following Jesus’ example by serving our families, friends, and communities. Make sure you reach out to those who are less fortunate. It’s unnecessary to seek public praise or pats on the back for our influence in culture. Our heavenly Father sees the acts of love and sacrifices we make in private. It is wise to remember that God sees the long-term picture and will reward you greatly in the end!
Father, help me have the heart of Jesus and continue serving friends, family, and those less fortunate.
Do you seek public recognition when you positively influence others? Did you know God sees your private acts of love?
If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Sunday at 11:00 a.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.