TAKE CARE NOT TO DO YOUR GOOD DEEDS PUBLICLY OR BEFORE MEN, IN ORDER TO BE SEEN BY THEM; OTHERWISE YOU WILL HAVE NO REWARD [RESERVED FOR AND AWAITING YOU] WITH AND FROM YOUR FATHER WHO IS IN HEAVEN
(Matthew 6:1 AMP).
Many days I wake up and wonder, “What are the good works my Father has prepared for me, today?” Since I have an intimate, personal relationship with God, I listen to Him to hear what He has planned for me for each day. It took me awhile to stop doing ALL the good works that were available to me, to ONLY do the good works my Father has ordained specifically for me.
Beautiful One, I, your Father in Heaven, am aware of all the good works that you do. But I want you to know that the good works that count the most to Me are the ones I have chosen for you before I even formed you. Know that I even made your unique spirit, soul, and body to match the specific tasks I had in mind for you. This is called My Purpose.
FOR WE ARE GOD’S WORKMANSHIP, CREATED IN CHRIST JESUS TO DO GOOD WORKS, WHICH GOD PREPARED IN ADVANCE FOR US TO DO
Precious Child, I want you to grasp that the good works that I, your Father in Heaven, have prepared for you, you will be doing for ME, not the recipients of your good deeds. I am the Taskmaster…the Employer…the Manager. You are accountable to ME. Therefore, be determined to commit yourself to Me, only. Look for payment from ME, only. Receive your honor from ME, only. Take care not to do your good works for people, in order to be rewarded by them; otherwise you will have no reward from ME, your Taskmaster in Heaven.
THEN YOUR FATHER, WHO SEES WHAT IS DONE IN SECRET, WILL REWARD YOU
Which good works do you do, every day: the ones YOU have chosen for yourself, or the ones the FATHER IN HEAVEN has chosen for you? Not sure? Then, you need to stop ALL good works and establish a relationship with Him, first.
Understand that you need to become God’s workmanship, first, before you will find the good works HE has prepared for you, in advance. That means that you need to establish an intimate, personal relationship with Him, in order to hear His Voice. Then, He will tell you what HE has planned for you to do for Him.
PRAYER: Father in Heaven, call me to an intimate, personal relationship with You. Make me Your workmanship, created anew in Your Son, Jesus. Then, quicken my ears and my eyes that I may hear Your Voice and see Your Purpose for my life—the good works You have prepared for me.
Maintain an Awareness
We did not realize it at the time, but during our childhood we made the most deterministic decisions of our lives.