Once Christ dwells within us, we become His ambassadors, and we entreat others to be reconciled to Him. In each of your relationships, make certain that your actions share the love and forgiveness that reflect what you received from God.
As you respond to God’s invitations, don’t be caught by surprise when adversaries try to thwart what you are doing. At times the most rewarding spiritual work is done in the crucible of persecution and opposition.
If you always choose the easy way, asking for the peaceful valleys, you will never see God’s power displayed to enable you to take a mountain. Seek out the mountains, and you will witness God doing things through your life that can be explained only by His mighty presence.
One of the many truths of the kingdom of God is that if we will honor God, He will honor us. He expects you to honor Him completely, with your words, with your actions, with your life.
At times, God will be the only witness to your righteous behavior. The most important thing is not that people know the truth. The most important thing is that you are a person of integrity before God.
If you are unsure of what your treasure is, examine where you spend your available time and money. Reflect on what it is you most enjoy thinking about and discussing. Most Christians are quick to claim that God is their first priority, yet often their actions reveal that their treasure is not God but things of this world.