This morning as I was reading through all the genealogies mentioned in I Chronicles, I couldn’t get passed the fact that God took the time to mention each and every name. Not only did He mention such names, He knew each person and saw every detail of their lives. Those who were gatekeepers, those who kept the utensils and were in charge of the furniture… He knew them each by name.
And though in the eyes of the world. the duties they had, the work they performed was seemingly insignificant. This same work was esteemed by God.
Too often in life, I believe we fall into Satan’s trap that says I have to, do something big for God, I have to be someone world known. We believe the lie that to please God we must do.
Yet, God isn’t pleased with us because of what we do. He is pleased with us because of whose we are!
The reality is God doesn’t need us to do anything for Him, yet He gives us the privilege to be apart of what He is doing.
Yet, the same one who is faithful to care for her husband and kids is just as valuable in the eyes of the Lord as the one who faithfully starts many churches or serves the orphans.
Because what is seemingly insignificant to the world is esteemed and valued by God.
What matters not is not what you do, so much as your faithfulness to be about what God has called you to.
If He has called you to serve Him by being a stay at home mom, you are esteemed by Him.
If He has called you to help clean the church, you are esteemed by Him.
If He has called you to be teacher, nurse, doctor, shopkeeper, writer… you are esteemed by Him.
If He has called you to serve Him as pastor, missionary or evangelist, you are esteemed by Him.
In whatever He has called you to, though it may not seem a big deal to the rest of the world… your faithfulness to do what He has said is of great value to Him.
You are a daughter of the King! When you were His enemy, when you served the god of this world, He rescued You in His great mercy and allowed you to see your need of Him.
Now He has adopted you as His own, you are His and He is pleased with you not because of what you do. He is pleased with you because you are His child!
Relish in this today! What a gracious and loving Father we serve!