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Eccl 5:16-17 (NLT)
16 And this, too, is a very serious problem. As people come into this world, so they depart. All their hard work is for nothing. They have been working for the wind, and everything will be swept away. 17 Throughout their lives, they live under a cloud--frustrated, discouraged, and angry.
Today I can relate to today's devotional verses.
This website has grown from maybe 2 or 3 people a week, to over 150 a week in the last four years.
So why is this frustrating?
It's not the number of people that come here every week that's frustrating, but the reason they come here.
For the last month on the home page I had a request for prayer warriors to pray for the website, others who come here, the lost, hurting and those who are searching for the truth.
I got zero response.
There are many prayer requests on the prayer page, and maybe one person a week even looks at it, let alone prayers for these people.
Several months ago I also had a few example of some other websites I have been praying about doing, which were for the youth and the children.
Once again, no response.
I just re-registered the domain name for another five years and now I wonder if I should have.
But with all things, we need to ask ourselves why are we doing it in the first place, to please man or the Lord.
It's something I had to step back and do.
I'm happy to say that I am doing it for the Lord, because if I was doing it for man, then this website would have stopped a long time ago.
I say this because I know that some of you are getting frustrated in your ministry wondering why you are doing it. And that it seems that no one really cares.
Just stop right now and ask yourself why you are doing it, for man or the Lord.
Who will reward you in the end, man or God?
Or are you looking for a reward now instead of in heaven?