Who’s Keeping Score?

Sometimes it can feel like our best efforts are not yielding any positive results.  We do the best we can, but it often is simply not enough, or at least, not enough to make a difference.

We sometimes pray for individuals and see no visible results.  We even visit hospitals to find the patients we went to visit have either been released or have been moved.

We give to the homeless and less fortunate, but seldom see the results of our efforts.  We give words of encouragement, but are not really sure if they made any impact, or changed anything at all.

We say, “Thank you”, to the checker for giving us our receipt and change, but they’re typically too busy or distracted to take notice.

We help the little old lady to carry her groceries to her car, or open the door for her.

No one is seeking reward for these things, and we often do these things, and many more, not for the thanks, but just because it is the right thing to do.

But, on occasion, it is normal to ask, “Is anyone keeping score?”, or are my words and actions without meaning or significance?

The answer is, yes, there is a score keeper, and He keeps very fine details.  There is nothing that goes unnoticed by Him, no matter how large, or how small.  There is a small catch, though….

You are not likely to see 90% of the results of your efforts, prayers, or giving in this lifetime.  In other words, the vast majority of the results of your words, actions, and prayers will not be fully seen until the Great Accountant tallies up your final score card.

In fact, the things that are done without show or visible reward, will receive direct compensation from God Himself.  You are gathering ‘treasure’ that is stored and waiting for you in heaven.

Of course, we’d like to receive all the benefits now.  And we do receive some benefits now, but the vast majority is laid up in store to be given by God Himself at the proper time.

The scripture tells us that Abraham looked for a city, whose builder and maker was God.  However, we seldom discuss the fact Abraham never found that city while he was alive.  But, rest assured, Abraham was not disappointed, and will live forever in that city built by God.

The real question is do we believe, or is it only the things we can see with our physical eyes that we believe in?  Remember the words of Paul the Apostle – “the things which are seen are temporary, but the things that are not seen are eternal”.

One Response to “Who’s Keeping Score?”

  1. Barbara L. McGuire Says:

    I really needed this blog today! That is all…..

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