The overcoming life is based around the ability to surrender our shame to Jesus.
REFLECTION VERSE: "But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness." 1 John 1:9 (ESV)
God wants to give us the power to overcome ourselves. The power comes from God, but the choice to surrender to His power is ours.
REFLECTION VERSE: "But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our LORD Jesus Christ." 1 Corinthians 15:57 (ESV)
If someone else took credit for work we did, take solace in the fact that we ultimately work not for the praise of people, but of God.
REFLECTION VERSE: God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. Heb 6:10 (NIV)
Today on Rise and Shine, if we're tempted to cut corners, stand on this truth--the way we work is an act of worship.
REFLECTION VERSE: Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. James 1:12 (NIV)
Other times, the challenge is not getting recognized for what we are doing. Don't forget, the Lord sees it! More importantly, He cares.
REFLECTION VERSE: His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master. Matt 25:21 (NIV)
Sometimes, the challenge is staying diligent when no one is looking. May we honor the Lord in these moments by working for Him.
REFLECTION VERSE: Do to others as you would have them do to you. Luke 6:31 (NIV)