Acts 10:1 There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band,2 A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway.
3 He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius.
4 And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God.
Do you feel left out, forgotten, or abandoned?
Have you been a giver tithing, helping the poor, the widows, and fatherless children?
Cornelius was a giver as well!
Cornelius had a unexpected meeting with the angel of the Lord documenting his giving to the poor. I’m sure like many, in his consistent prayers to God he thanked God for what he was able to do for those in need. But what about those feelings of dismay or even when we felt alone in giving of our services? Like know one cared or appreciated us?
There are times the work of God in us is birthing fruit. The fruit is accounted for the harvest your working on regarding your personal garden of prosperity.
You know when you plant seeds it takes time for the harvest to grow because the seed dies when it is planted in soil? Right…
The Bible tells us about seed=time=harvest in Genesis 9. However what do we do when the pressure is on and in expectation standing between seed planted and time? We learn the fruit of patience is working it’s way in our life saints. We take responsibility for our Christ like walk and exam Jesus hardships knowing that in Him we have the victory if we’re vigilant in pray. We also use scriptures regarding patience, fruit, and harvest to keep our minds in the spirit!
When we allow the spirit to minister to us according to the word we find Cornelius planting was doing something greater than he possibly thought. His seeds of giving called the apostle Peter into his presence, where God used Cornelius seeds to bring increase for the Kingdom. Many people were saved and filled with the Holy Spirit because of the gathering at Cornelius house. It’s a glorious thing to look beyond our seemingly needs picturing the possibilities God is working.
You see it’s not about us that we came to Christ, but it’s all about the new kingdom Gods has already put in place. Don’t be afraid to give, help others, or offer service, God is working the seeds you sow for His Glory. Isn’t that what it’s about?
Next time your self has you feeling discouraged about being a giver tell God thank you, because I know your setting up a revival or breakthrough through me like you did with Peter and Cornelius!