This is the day the Lord has made
Let the one who is righteous continue to live righteously; let the one who is holy continue to be holy.” “Look, I am coming soon, bringing my reward with me to repay all people according to their deeds. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” Revelation 22:11-13 There is a great future that awaits those who trusted Christ as their Lord and Savior. The apostle Peter wrote about this when he was providing encouragement to believers. “It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Now we live with great expectation, and we have a priceless inheritance—an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay” (1 Peter 1:3-4). While awaiting for that great day, God wants His followers to realize that what they do here on earth will matter in relation to the reward He is preparing for them. This is what the apostle John witnessed when he was given a glimpse of what to expect in the end as he described it in the book of Revelation. What you do every day has the possibility of making a great impact in eternity. Your salvation is secured because you trusted Christ as your Lord and Savior but while here on earth, He wants that life He gave you make a difference to others. It will always be worth it to just follow the Lord even without reward in heaven. Yet He wants you to receive the reward for your actions here on earth because your actions give God glory and praise. Once you live the life He gave you with a motivation to please Him, He is honored. When you know that the reward comes from God, you know it will be perfect because God could not offer anything less. Do not take for granted the new life you have in Christ that you will not desire to make an impact for His Name and His glory. Make this day count and have an eternal significance, after all God created you for His purpose. “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago” (Ephesians 2:10).