Let’s face it. If you work in a non-profit land, it’s pretty safe to say you are not in it for the money. Smile. In the beginning, I would sometimes grumble at the Lord, “I’m not getting paid enough to do this. It’s so hard. I mean, I love you Lord, but dang…is this worth the effort?”
In a kind way, the Lord shifted my appreciation.
Now, without fail, there comes a specific moment when everything is in place and the event is humming along.
The Lord whispers, “Don’t miss this. It’s Payday.”
I stop and breathe it all in, focus on a person or an action I think He is pointing out, and catch a holy moment.
God doesn’t miss one ounce of our effort. He sees every task, every offering, every sacrifice. And even more, He rewards it. (Hebrews 6:19)
Maybe not in cash, but dare I say it? In His pleasure. He shows us His Big Why we do what we do, and it is far beyond what we could ever hope or imagine.
Holy Spirit was alllll over the beach retreat last weekend. Through the middle of the night prayers and travailing for breakthrough, He would whisper, “Keep going, payday is coming.”
And it did. We were in a worship session, my eyes were closed and I was just singing and swaying with Him. I was thanking Him for carrying all of us, blessing Him for revealing Himself. And His whisper came.
“Listen,” He said. I stopped singing. Ahhh their voices. This was a new song to most when we began the weekend, now the women were singing their hearts out here at the end.
You opened up the heavens./ You rained down your love.
Father my heart is toward you./ You’re more than enough.
Tears ran down my cheek. Thank you, Jesus.
Then He said, “Now take a look. It’s payday.”
I carefully turned around to see a room full of women. Their eyes were closed, hands held high, faces glowing with the presence of the Lord, declaring their renewed love and faith in this beautiful God.
It’s why we do what we do. All for His glory. No better payday.
“And without faith living within us, it would be impossible to please God. For we come to God in faith knowing that he is real and that he rewards the faith of those who passionately seek him.”
Hebrews 11:6 TPT