August 19, 2019
I Have a Heavenly Crown
1 Peter 5:4
And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.
One day Jesus will return in glory.
He will come and set up His eternal kingdom here on earth. There will be a new heaven and a new earth, and God will dwell among His people.
When He returns, He will reward those who have faithfully served Him.
The Christian life is filled with rewards here on earth. You have God’s protection, guidance, and the Holy Spirit dwelling in You. However, the rewards in this world are nothing compared to the eternal rewards God has for you. God rewards in heaven, those who serve Him here on earth. One day, your faithful service will be reward with a crown of glory.
The crown of glory was given to military heroes and athletic victors. It wasn’t a king’s crown, but a wreath made of flowers. It was a symbolic celebration of their victory. Since it was made of flowers, it would eventually fade and die.
Your crown of glory will never fade or lose its luster.
Its shining glory will last for all eternity. It is an eternal reward for the temporary service you gave to Christ and His followers. Your crown of glory will last forever and bring glory and honor to Christ.
With busy schedules and overstuffed calendars, it’s easy to forget that this life is just rehearsal for the eternal life Jesus promised. Never forget God rewards those who are faithful in their service to Him.
If you lead in a ministry, God will reward you.
If you help in a ministry, He has a crown for you.
Don’t get discouraged in serving the Lord. You may not see all the rewards you want to see in this life, but you can be confident that your reward is waiting when Jesus returns.
Look at that promise again.
And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory. – 1 Peter 5:4
Make this confession with me.
One day I will wear a crown of glory.
God will reward me for my serve Him and His body.
I am storing up my rewards in heaven.
When Jesus returns, I will receive my reward.
In Jesus Name,
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