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494th -- Boy Wanted


Many times there seems to be no reward or sense of acknowledgment for jobs
that we've done with our whole heart. When these moments of discouragement
come our way, we are to remember what the Bible says concerning staying 
faithful and receiving a just reward. The Bible declares in Galatians 6:9
“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if
we faint not.” Never allow the enemy to make you think of giving up on the
task that you are called to because your reward will be greater than any 
hardship that came before you. (Matthew 6:1-4) (1 Peter 1:3-9) (Mark 10:29-31)

I hope today's message ministers to your heart to work wholeheartedly as to
the Lord and not to man because it is God who gives the reward for a job 
well done.


The sign in the window read: “Boy Wanted”. Young John Simmons, though he 
was lazy, saw his opportunity and applied. He was quickly hired by elderly
Mr. Peters. The pace was leisurely so he enjoyed the job. Toward the middle
of the afternoon however, he was sent up to the attic -- a dingy place full
of cobwebs and infested with mice. “You will find a long, deep box there,”
explained Mr. Peters. “Please sort out the contents and see what should be
saved.” John was disappointed. It was a large container, and there seemed
to be nothing in it but old junk.

After a few minutes he went back to the ground floor. Asked by the 
proprietor if he had completed his work, he replied, “No, sir, it was dark
and cold up there and I didn't think it was worth doing.” At closing time
he was paid and told not to return.

The next morning the old sign “Boy Wanted” appeared in its usual place. 
Crawford Hill was the next to be employed. When he was asked to tidy up the
same box, however, he spent hours separating the usable nails and screws 
from the things to be discarded. Suddenly he raced down the stairs all 
excited. “At the very bottom I found this!” he exclaimed, holding up a 20-
dollar bill. At last the store owner had discovered a conscientious boy to
whom he could entrust his business when he retired.

Years later Mr. Peters said, “This young man, who is now my successor, 
found his fortune in a junk box!” Then, correcting himself, he added, “No,
he actually found it in his mother's Bible because he heeded the verse she
made him memorize: 'He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful
also in much!'” Luke 16:10

Author Unknown

Be encouraged to never give up on anything that you've put your heart into
and know that great good will come because of your unwavering determination.

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

1 Corinthians 2:9 “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard,
neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath
prepared for them that love Him.”

Colossians 3:23-25 “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord,
and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of
the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. But he that doeth wrong 
shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of

Philippians 3:13-14 “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but
this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching
forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the
prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”

2 Timothy 4:7-8 “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I
have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of 
righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that
day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love His appearing.”

All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.

Today’s Selected Poem: THE CHOICES WE MAKE
Click here to read --- http://www.godswork.org/inpoem139.htm

Today’s Selected Testimony: FAITH
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony100.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
Gods Work Ministry


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