The Result of Good Works

Matthew 5:16  Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

What a simple Truth to our walk- we should glorify Our Heavenly Father by our good works and that should be the standard by which we assess our works.  Do your works, actions, and words glorify you or FATHER?  Do you represent HIS Character?

Each day we have the opportunity to be a blessing to others or just another encounter similar to what people usually see.  If we are to arise to HIS high calling of chosen Sons, we should have good works as fruit.  We should have a light that draws men toward what we have rather than repel them.  As our Love for mankind grows, so will the attraction.

Who is your provider?  If we truly believe Our Heavenly Father is the source of our provision, then we will walk accordingly.  Each of us have been given unique gifts that will promote our calling and our provision and we need to simply embrace the path FATHER selected for us before HE formed us in the womb.  Not everyone is called to be a prophet, evangelist, pastor, teacher, or apostle.  Some are called to be bricklayers, cooks, or other important positions.

In Genesis 41, the chief butler to Pharaoh provided a critical connection for Joseph to come into the fullness of his calling to save mankind from famine..

2 Samuel 5:11 Then Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and cedar trees, and carpenters and masons. And they built David a house.

Those carpenters and masons had been prepared by FATHER to become excellent in their trade so that they would be chosen to build the House of David.  What a privilege.  Each of us has an ordained walk uniquely designed for our gifts.  Let us simply embrace what FATHER has set before us.

Our words should line up with those good works as well.  Our confession should express FATHER’S Divine Intent in our life and if it does, we can be assured of expressing this Truth by faith before the full manifestation. 

Acts 9:36 At Joppa there was a certain disciple named Tabitha, which is translated Dorcas. This woman was full of good works and charitable deeds which she did.

As your good works increase, you are able to give to others.  Our Heavenly Father is the greatest example of a Giver and we should follow HIS example!  If you are unable to be a cheerful giver, it is time to reassess your thinking and your path.  Look at your own fruit to see if it is lacking.  Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians chapter 9:

6 But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.

7 So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.

8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. 9 As it is written:

​​​“He has dispersed abroad,

​​He has given to the poor;

​​His righteousness endures forever.”

​10 Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness,

I challenge you to dwell on this passage and critically assess your current state.  If you are in lack and unable to be a blessing to others then maybe there is something that needs to change in your situation.  Your own reasoning may be holding you back from accessing FATHER’S resources reserved for your use.  Whatever is holding back good works in your life must be removed in order for the flow to come forth.  Think about it!

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