Yield, part 2

My word for 2017 is yield. In Yield, part 1 I wrote about yielding as in surrendering or submitting. Today I will write about another definition of yield:

to produce or provide something as a result of time, effort, or work;
receive benefits, profit, or interest;
to reap or harvest

When we work for an employer we get paid for our labor and often we receive added benefits like insurance, retirement benefits, paid holidays or sick days, and vacations. To get the benefits we must work and satisfy our employer. We are required to surrender our time and wants and do our best to serve the person or company we work for if we don’t we lose the rewards.

The Lord expects us to work:

For six days, work is to be done,
but the seventh day shall be your holy day,
a day of sabbath rest to the LORD.
Ex 35:2a niv

May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us;
establish the work of our hands for us–
yes, establish the work of our hands.
Ps 90:17 niv

When we invest our money we do so hoping to profit from the investment. Putting money into a savings account gives us interest on the money we put into the account.

The Lord wants us to work without complaint or stubbornness. He wants us to have good attitudes about what we do and who we work for. He has benefits for us. We will profit and be rewarded. When we do as the Lord tells us we will receive the benefits He has promised us for our faithfulness and perseverance,  surrender and submission.

Work willingly at whatever you do,
as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.
Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward,
and that the Master you are serving is Christ.
Col 3:23-24 nlt

So let’s not get tired of doing what is good.
At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing
if we don’t give up.
Gal 6:9 nlt

girl-1064659_640So, the word yield has rewards that come with it. Of course, I have to work and yield, surrender and submit to God before the rewards are realized. And that’s a struggle for me. This is going to be an interesting year. One that is going to see a lot of talks with Jesus that will have me debating, complaining, arguing, and sometimes in tears. I know He can take it but not too sure about me.

Blessings this day of grace,

Colossians 3:23-24 niv


It doesn’t matter what we do or who signs the paycheck,
 the bottom line is we work for the Lord.

Do you work harder when remembering who you are serving?
Does it make work more rewarding?

Blessings this day of grace,patricia (2)

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1 Corinthians 15:58 nlt


With a focus on serving others any work we do can be for the Lord.
Whether we work with our hands or with our minds,
 in public work or private enterprise we can offer our labors to the Lord,
Knowing this can change our attitude about work 
changing it from drudgery to joy.

Do you think your work is useless and meaningless?
Today will you do your work as a service to others and for the Lord?
Do you think it will change how you feel about work?

Blessings this day of gracepatricia,

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Philippians 1:6 hcs


All of God’s work is good and that includes us
Whatever God starts He finishes and that includes His work in us.
If you have times when you are depressed and feel worthless
think about this verse and be assured God hasn’t finished His work in you.
You are a being sculpted by the Master Craftsman and will be perfect one day.

Does it comfort you to know that God is working on perfecting you?
Will you thank Him for what He has done so far and for what He will yet do?

Blessings this day of grace,patricia

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Psalm 19:13 msg


When we start the day with God everything is clean and fresh.
When we remember Him throughout the day stupid sins can be avoided.
When we think we can handle our lives without God 
we are thinking we can do His work.
That is really stupid!

Do you start your day with God?

Blessings this day of grace,patricia

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