Of course, God sees our good deeds that serve many at church or work or school or in our neighborhood.
But He also sees our acts of faith-based kindness that are known only to one other.
And He takes note.
That’s just how He is.
He’s a loving Father and it pleases Him when His child does good for another simply because it’s the kind thing to do.
Any parent or aunt or uncle or grandparent or Sunday School teacher knows the satisfaction of seeing a beloved child do the little things of kind faith.
I was reminded of this sweet truth this morning in an indirect way while reading from the One-Year Bible. The passage below is a sad indictment of man’s capacity for darkened hearts. But it does point clearly to the fact that God sees all, even in the midst of subtle malice.
“What are worthless and wicked people like? They are constant liars, signaling their deceit with a wink of the eye, a nudge of the foot, or the wiggle of fingers.” (Proverbs 6:12-13)
The God that sees the wink of a dark-hearted person or the foot nudge of a calloused adulterer or the wiggling finger of a judgmental cynic is the same God who sees the opened wallet of a believer helping a laid-off single dad or the sacrificed sleep of a Christian retiree who will sit up all night with a terminally ill neighbor so that the neighbor’s spouse can get a night of rest.
It’s amazing when you think about it, this idea that God sees even nudging feet.
Let’s keep this in mind when Satan tempts us to think helping others privately means nothing to God and, therefore, will mean nothing to us.
As always, I love you