Never Alone Friday, April 8, 2011
Did you play more video games at work today?”
“No, my boss was looking over my shoulder all day.”
Nancy Leigh DeMoss: When someone’s watching you, it has a way of affecting your behavior. We tend to be better behaved when we’re with other people than when we’re alone. But the apostle Paul reminds us that we’re never truly alone. In 1 Timothy 5 he says, “I charge you, in the sight of God and Christ Jesus and the elect angels, to keep these instructions.”
In other words, Jesus is watching. God is watching, and angels are watching. That should encourage us to obey.
So the next time you find yourself alone and you’re tempted to sin, remember that you’re not alone. Even when it seems like no one else is around, you’re still accountable to God. And He sees everything. In fact, that's what it means to live in the fear of the Lord.
Here's a few of my thoughts after reading this. I hope it might encourage you, too.
The fact that, "Jesus is watching, God is watching, and angels are watching," should not only encourage us to obey, but encourage us to keep on keeping on.
One thing that those who work out of the home get is affirmation or feedback. Even if you don't get promotions or raises, you still get a paycheck at the end of the pay period showing that you did do something.
At home, however, what we get accomplished is not always noticed. Sure, sometimes you get a "thank you" or "dinner was yummy." On the whole, however, at the end of the day, your husband may not notice what you did or didn't do. Your children may not notice what you did or didn't do. Let's face it, by the end of the day, you may not notice what you did or didn't do.
BUT GOD NOTICES!
Galatians 6:9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
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