I have the joy and privilege of leading and working with some of the finest, Christian people I’ve met. My staff each feel called to the job they do and they pour everything they have into serving God. Each and every day, no matter how tired they are, how overwhelmed they are, how much work waits them, how many crises have to be solved in one work day – they serve Jesus and they serve Him well. At the end of each day, they’ve made a difference in many lives. Only when they reach Heaven will they truly understand the eternal impact on the many lives they’ve touched, simply because they were obedient to what God has called them to do. They are faithful and they have an eternal reward waiting for them far beyond anything they can image.
Ruth is another young lady who gave her all and the Lord rewarded her loyalty and faithfulness. She demonstrated her faithfulness to her mother-in-law, even though she had no further obligations to Naomi after Ruth’s husband died. Yet, Ruth left her home and family to faithfully remain at her mother-in-law’s side. When she catches the eye of Boaz, Boaz is amazed at Ruth’s loyalty and faithfulness. As a result, he spoke a blessing over Ruth, asking God to repay Ruth and to shelter her under his wings like a mother bird would shelter her young.
The King James Version uses the word, “recompense.” This word means “to pay back or give a reward – a payment for loss, service, or injury – to compensate.” However, Boaz doesn’t only speak the blessing, he also goes to work to ensure that Ruth is indeed compensated and God works through Boaz to bring Boaz’s spoken blessing to life. As we read Ruth’s story, we find that Boaz becomes Ruth’s kinsman redeemer and he marries her. Then, through them, all those who come to faith in Christ share in Ruth’s reward.
Ruth’s reward is our reward
It is through the bloodline of Ruth and Boaz that Christ was born – and because of that we all reap eternal rewards – all because of Ruth’s faithfulness. What eternal impact do you have on the world as you faithfully live out and obey God’s call in your life? You never know how your faithfulness will have an impact on others for generations to come. Galatians 6:9 tells us, “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” Life can be hard. Ministry can be hard. Serving God can be hard. But don’t give up. Whether your reward comes in this life or in your eternal life, you will reap if you do not give up.
To my staff, my prayer for you today and everyday: “May the Lord recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the Lord, under whose wings thou art come to trust.” You all inspire me everyday.
God, thank you for the joy of being able to join you in your plan and calling us to make a difference. May the work of our hands bring you honor and glory everyday. It is our honor to faithfully serve You.
Now you can enhance your Bible Reading with the Verse Mapping Template
Our Verse Mapping download is FREE and includes 6 pages: 3 pages of instructions for using the template and the 2 page template, plus the cover page. If you’re looking to go deeper into God’s Word, learn more about God and develop a stronger spiritual life, Verse Mapping will help you dig into the scriptures. As you apply God’s Word to your life, you will develop a more intimate knowledge and relationship with God.[Download not found]
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We’ve put together 52 memory verses for you to hide God’s Word in your heart! You can download the full document for free and then print a new verse each week and as many copies as you’d like. Each verse prints four times on a page so that you can then cut them into index size cards and place them in prominent places where you will see them frequently throughout the day to help you remember to memorize them. Just because you visited our site, they’re yours for free! Download today.[Download not found]
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With just 30-40 minutes per day, you can read the entire Bible in one year. The One-Year Bible Reading Plan consists of both Old Testament and New Testament readings for each day of the year. The Bible is God’s personal Word to you. What is He saying to you today? Open your Bible and find out![Download not found]
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The Self-Care Wheel provides ideas for practicing self-care in six dimensions of yourself: Spiritual, Physical, Emotional, Intellectual, Sensory, and Social. NOTE: You will need 11X14 paper to print the wheel.
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This week’s new Christian Tees designs:
This week, we are celebrating the accomplishments of the class of 2021. If you have a high school, college, or university graduate this year, our Class of 2021 shirts and products make a great gift. View the samples below and other products in this design in our Spreadshop store. Once in the store, you can click on the customize tab and add your school name or graduate’s name!
For all the seniors celebrating graduation in a few months. Includes Jeremiah 29:11. If you have a senior graduating, this design makes a great gift.
Here are some of our favorite designs
New in the Teespring Store: The Prayer of Blessing
We’ve added a new canvas print to the Teespring Store.
God instructed the Israelite priests to pray the prayer of blessing every day over the people. The prayer is found in Numbers 6:24-26. Hang the canvass in your home or carry the mug, tote bag, or water bottle and let the prayer of blessing impact all those who you meet throughout the day.
We’ve also put this design on a poster, coffee mug, a stainless steel water bottle, phone cases, and a few other products.
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You can also watch our animated devotionals on the YouTube Channel
God, Love and Marshmallow Wars by Julia M. Bruce
What’s Inside God, Love and Marshmallow Wars?
God, Love and Marshmallow Wars is a book that includes 365 daily activities and takes you on a guided journey through Biblical principles about Godly marriage that you can then apply to your marriage, as well as helping you talk through concepts that can help you develop a solid relationship. Inside you will find simple, quick activities that include:
- Scripture to memorize and meditate on.
- Conversation Starters.
- Concepts from the Bible on Godly marriages.
- Romance Builders.
- Relationship Builders.
- Personal reflections.
- Date ideas.
- Group date ideas for you and other Christian couples.
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