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Gift to the Mailman

23 Sep

Gift to the Mailman…

Imagine that you sent this really costly gift through the mail to a loved one. A week later you get a letter back thanking you for the beautiful gift, signed, the mailman.

The thank you from the mailman would mean the gift never got to the one you sent it to. In the same way, every good work you do is to be for God, a gift to God. If you do things to get someone to thank you, what are you doing? You’re giving gifts to the mailman.

It’s not getting to where it’s supposed to go. All the good you ever do, all the love you ever show, is to be a gift to God. You do it to people, but it goes to God. If you start expecting thank you notes from people, you’re not really addressing your gift or your good works rightly to God.

Stop sending your gifts to the mailman. Stop expecting people to thank you, recognize, or praise your good works. Start getting your good works in to Heaven. That is, do it for God alone, His thank you alone, His eyes only, and not for the mailman.

So that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. Matthew 6:4

Today seek to get nothing from others, no thank you ,no recognition, but live this day completely to bless God and bless others.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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