Matthew 6:1-4 (AMP) 6 Take care not to do your good deeds publicly or before men, in order to be seen by them; otherwise you will have no reward [[a]reserved for and awaiting you] with and from your Father Who is in heaven. 2 Thus, whenever you give to the poor, do not blow a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites in the synagogues and in the streets like to do, that they may be [b]recognized and honored and praised by men. Truly I tell you, they have their reward [c]in full already. 3 But when you give to charity, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 So that your deeds of charity may be in secret; and your Father Who sees in secret will reward you openly.
So many times we do things for other people in need. What is our motive behind that? Do we do it to be seen by people or do we do things to be seen by God? Even when others do not see our heart, God does. The question is what are we living for, recognition and praise from people, or to please God. We should do what we do unto the Lord.
Matthew 6:21-23 (AMP) 21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. 22 The eye is the lamp of the body. So if your eye is sound, your entire body will be full of light. 23 But if your eye is unsound, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the very light in you [your [a]conscience] is darkened, how dense is that darkness!
If you are constantly talking to others about the things you are doing, ask yourself if you are sharing with them to lift them up, or to get recognition from them. Our conscience will help us to know our motive behind our giving. When our eye is sound – our body is full of light – this means when we do things and know why we are doing them, our body is full of light. If we don’t know why we are doing things are we are not honest with ourselves about ourselves, our light is darkened.
Colossians 3:23 (AMP) 23 Whatever may be your task, work at it heartily (from the soul), as [something done] for the Lord and not for men,
If you would like to accept Jesus as your savior, and you are not quite sure how, it is as simple as saying a prayer to God letting Him know you are ready to accept Him into your life. Say this prayer if you would like to invite Jesus to live in your heart:
Father God, I love you and believe in you. I need you Lord and I am sorry for my sins and the way that I live. Lord, I want you in my life. I receive Jesus as my savior and Lord. I believe that Jesus died for me and rose from the dead. Lord take me as I am and make me the way you want me to be. God, thank you for saving me and being with me on my journey. I am looking forward to my journey with you Lord. I know you will equip me for my journey and I am glad I have you by my side as I walk this walk of Life. Thank you Lord, I love you. Amen