Beloved, do you desperately yearn for the Father's blessings promised to you in His Word? If so, the word the Lord spoke to me today about faith and reward is for YOU.
I heard the Father say:
“I am working on your behalf, even when you don't think I am.
In many ways, you have given up on Me. You have decided that maybe it was not My will for this or that to happen that you prayed for. But what you don't understand, My child, is that I love surprises–and that the test of your faith always work to your benefit.
I love to surprise you by answering your prayers in better ways than you expected.
Don't you do that for your children, too? You do, for you are made in My image. Just as you love to surprise your children and do better things for them than they asked for, so I also love to surprise you.
But My surprises don't always look like you expected them to look. And I need you to give Me room to answer your requests in ways that eye has not seen, nor ear heard, that have not entered into the heart of man. I want to give you the things I have prepared for those who love Me.
I need you to ask Me to do things for you that you cannot imagine.
You do not know the fullness of what I want to give you; you see through a glass, darkly. But I know! I know the fullness of the things I have prepared for you, and they are large and grand. Some of them you will not even see until you get to My Heaven, but you are sending your works on ahead so they will reward you greatly when you get here.
But there is a reward for you on Earth too. You have a reward and rewards stored up for you in My storehouse, and I am currently doling them out to you as fast as I can based on your level of faith.
Do you not remember that I personally told you that FAITH and REWARD are linked?
As I told you in Hebrews 11:6:
“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6).
O My beloved, faith and reward are inextricably linked. “According to your faith be it unto you” was a common theme of My Son's ministry on earth, and it still is.
You have to believe Me for reward. You have to petition Me–nay, “beg” Me fervently and vehemently with all your heart for the reward I want to offer you! It is not that I need you to beg; I need you only to ask in faith. But the level of praying vehemently that I want you to pursue is indeed a casting of your entire neediness upon Me with such fervor that you would call it begging–although I call it FAITH.
Respond to Me rightly by believing Me that I want to reward you, and that I am actively at work on your behalf.
Cry out to Me! Link your heart with Mine and believe Me for what I desire to do for you. The things which I have prepared for you are better than you could even dream. Partner with Me in faith and believe Me to release them on the earth.
Dear Heavenly Father, I love You so much. My heart cries, ‘Taste and see that the Lord is good!' I am blessed, for I trust in You! O Heavenly Father, I do pour out my heart to You right now. I receive and TAKE this word for myself and unto myself, and right now I cry vehemently unto You: Reward me, Father!
For I have labored and I have sown, and I will continue to labor and sow unto You. More than that, however, I have hungered and thirsted for righteousness–and Your Son promised that I would be filled!
O my Father in Heaven, please catch me up in Your arms and reward me!
Comfort me according to Your Word, and let it be unto Me according to Your Word of reward! I do come to You, Father. I DO believe that You exist, and that You are the REWARDER of them that diligently seek You. I have diligently sought You, Father; forsake me not utterly; REWARD ME TODAY ACCORDING TO YOUR WORD!
Thank You, Father. In Jesus' name, amen.”
Beloved, if the Lord is speaking to you through this word about faith and reward, please leave a comment below.