Anywho...I thought I'd share a snippet of what I read. I'm reading through Hebrews and came to this passage:
For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints.
And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence so as to realize the full assurance of hope until the end, so that you will not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises. Hebrews 6:10-12
I love Hebrews 6:10...the promise that God takes note of the work and love that we show others. Sometimes, we serve in thankless jobs but it nice to know that God sees and cares and doesn't forget. Then verse 11 and 12 encourage the believer to be diligent. When we buy into the thought that our work doesn't matter or that nobody cares (so why bother?), then we (or me) are likely to slack off and/or disconnect. But we are being encouraged to not do that...rather keep pursuing and practicing hope, patience, and faith.
Be encouraged. Remain faithful.