What are you going to do? In His Word 8-14-2023


What are you going to do? In His Word 8-14-2023

 Sometimes when we do something good we feel so good about it we want to share it. God’s word says not to flaunt the good that you do but to trust that God will give you the recognition that you deserve for what you have done.

Years ago, I knew someone who was great at giving me wisdom. She was my first Pastor’s wife and a very godly woman. She told me once if we get our award in this life it will be much smaller than the one God will give us in heaven!  It gave me reason to wait and think when I was hoping someone would say something about how good a job I did at something that I worked hard on. You know how good it feels when someone notices, and sometimes when no one does you just want to say ‘hey look what I did!”.

God’s word tells us not to do that in Mathew 6.

Watch out! Don’t do your good deeds publicly, to be admired by others, for you will lose the reward from your Father in heaven. When you give to someone in need, don’t do as the hypocrites do—blowing trumpets in the synagogues and streets to call attention to their acts of charity! I tell you the truth, they have received all the rewards they will ever get. But when you give to someone in need, don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing. Give your gifts in private, and your Father, who sees everything, will reward you. Mathew 6:1-4

If you read on through the chapter you will find that Jesus teaches us how to pray in it. He shows us the design to follow and gives us a great idea of what we should be thankful for as well! The chapter also points out that we should not look for treasures on earth, in this life, because our treasure should be in Heaven.

It shows when we are focused on the right things, God blesses us!

We should not be working to get blessed by doing His will but we should do His will and find that we are blessed because of it. Where our treasure is there will our heart be. What we find the dearest and hold it in our heart is the thing that God will see and know that we love Him the most!

Should we walk around worrying if we are doing the right thing? No, though I catch myself doing this sometimes, I know that my God has told me not to worry about things, not to worry if I am doing the right thing because I am following Christ. That is the best thing! So when I seek Him first, and not worry about what I may need, or want, or can’t have even, then the rest will follow and unfold as He sees fit. So why bother worrying about things?

Th things I am talking about are, well dumb. Things like will my clothes dry in time for what I need to wear them for, when I have a closet full of other things I could wear if I needed to. Or If I have the right ingredient to make a certain meal, when I have many other things I could cook. Things we don’t think about as worrying but concerns are often just another way of worrying!  So,  we need to stop it!

Make a plan to stop ourselves from worrying an take each day in stride knowing that God is before us and we are seeking Him for the needs when we pray, ‘give us this day our daily bread…” and He knows what we need. So why worry? 

Let’s do it! Let’s stop the worry!  Lets obey the scripture and live life more freely, peacefully, and unstressed!


So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’  These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs.  Seek the Kingdom of God[e] above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

 “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today…” Mathew 6:31-34

“You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell[a] is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way. But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it. Matthew 7:13-14

Being a Christ follower and believer is not always an easy choice the road is less traveled at times and narrow. The good thing is that when we choose to follow Him we will find the right way to go and the right thing to do without worry or fretting. We can thank our God for providing the path and the Way the Truth and the Life that is in us when we choose to believe.

I heard today that many Christians are fearful of death, which is really just silly since we have Christ in us the hope of glory who conquered sin and death!  So worry is like being afraid of things too. Just incase I did not get it through to myself and you we need to stop worrying!  Trust God, He will guide us through each day without even thinking!

What are you going to do?

I am going to trust Him with all my heart not just the parts I think I need to, which means no more worry! In Jesus name The choice is easier than we think my friend!

No Worries! It’s a thing! In Jesus’ Name