Working men, honouring God with their lives

Acts 10:1-4 (ESV)At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion of what was known as the Italian Cohort, 2 a devout man who feared God with all his household, gave alms generously to the people, and prayed continually to God. 3 About the ninth hour of the day he saw clearly in a vision an angel of God come in and say to him, “Cornelius.” 4 And he stared at him in terror and said, “What is it, Lord?” And he said to him, “Your prayers and your alms have ascended as a memorial before God.
This morning, I’m writing from beautiful Lake Loiuse at our Victory Men’s Conference, surrounded by a bunch of Cornelius’. Like Cornelius, these dudes are working men. They’re devout and fear God with everything in them. Not a scary, halloween, horror movie fear, but a reverential, stand in awe type of fear. These are men who like Cornelius, give freely from their wealth and are men of prayer. This friends is a picture of a Biblical man, a strong man who not only looks out for his family, but his church and community. The result of such devout…v4 says, his “prayers and alms ascended as a memorial before God”. What this means is God saw how this dude lived and rewarded him accordingly. Interesting isn’t it. How you conduct the affairs of your life, builds a memorial before God. Can I ask…how’s your memorial looking? Mull on this today. Build these verses into your day, meditating on them as you do, asking God to help you with your memorial. I’m thinking some may want to knock theirs down and start afresh, while others will need to make some minor adjustments, reshaping as they go. Have a great day.