Text on gold background that says, "As you serve God, hear Him say 'Your offering is valuable to Me'.Have you sought to serve God during this past year? Perhaps, your life has been affected by limiting circumstances. And small opportunities to give or serve have cost you dearly.
Whatever the word “labor” means to you personally, the Lord wants you to know this:

  • He sees what you pour out to others and He knows your heart’s desire, that it be an offering worthy of Him

Others may not know the extent of your work, or that it has stretched you beyond your ability at times.

But you can be assured that
“…God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister.” (Heb 6:10 NKJV)


A Prophetic Vision of an Offering

A few weeks ago, I was closing a ministry time in a business, when a leader offered to pray for me.
As he began, the Holy Spirit propelled me into a vision. A large vessel was in my arms and I was pouring the contents out onto the ground, directly in front of my feet.

The liquid, along with some oil, looked exactly like metallic gold paint. And it pooled on the floor of the room.

I knew it was an offering to the Lord—and I felt the cost of it acutely.
Yet even as the jar emptied, an intense longing filled me, to give out more.


As You Serve God, it Comes at a Cost

It was personal, yet at that moment I was also standing as an intercessor.
And the Lord was revealing the price being paid by every person in that room, as they served God.

Three hours later, I was in another business center, and I saw actual drops of dried metallic gold paint on the ground in front of my feet!

Instantly, I recalled the vision of earlier that morning.
No doubt the gold paint, was due to someone’s past mishap—and yet, it felt as though it was a sign left for me.

I heard the Lord simply say, “Your offering is valuable to Me.”


Trials Have Come as You Serve God

Perhaps, as you serve God, you are familiar with times of testing. And seasons of vulnerability.
It has been in your heart to serve God in your family, ministry, or vocation.
Today, the Lord says, “Your offering is valuable to Me.”

The enemy may have sought to come against you in waves, with threats and intimidation. But still, you have persevered, declaring, “I have put my hand to the plow and shall not turn back!”
And you continued to advance.

You may have poured out until it seemed you could give no more. For that vessel—of your time, energy, and opportunity—was limited.
But be assured, your impact will be lasting.


As You Serve God, You will see His Glory

Hear the Lord say, “Your offering is valuable to Me. Your labor is precious to me; for it is an offering of worship.
And it will not go without reward, for you will see those trials turned to gold. And you will see My glory.
As surely as you have sown to Me, so shall I multiply that seed.”
“See, I am replenishing you. And now, as you rest by faith, watch as I release My power.
And you will know that it is not only what you carry, but what I command, that releases the blessing.
For yes, you have sown in tears, but you will reap joyfully, and behold the great harvest.”

For the promise of ages past belongs to you:
“Those who plant in tears will harvest with shouts of joy. They weep as they go to plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the harvest.” (Psalms 126:5-6, NLT)


Bible Verses for Reflection

  • “As we pray to our God and Father about you, we think of your faithful work, your loving deeds, and the enduring hope you have because of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thess 1:3, NLT)
  • “Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.” (Col 3:23, 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)

Related Post:
Prophetic Word: God is Rewarding Your Hidden Work (Obadiah)


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45 thoughts on “As You Serve God, He Says: “Your Offering is Valuable to Me””

    1. I’m glad to hear that, Maykel!

      “Trust in the Lord, and do good;
      Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.
      Delight yourself also in the Lord,
      And He shall give you the desires of your heart. (Ps 37:3-4)

      1. Thank you for the word in season, I’m waiting with great expectation of what The Lord has promised to do in my life and loved ones.

        God bless you Helen

    2. Thank you so much for the beautiful post. It was exactly what needed and where I am in ministry. I love the beautiful vision of the gold being poured out. May God richly bless you.

  1. Such encouragement Helen. “He knows your heart’s desire, that it be an offering worthy of Him” ….truly my desire and prayer. May my desire always be to give out more!

    1. Thank you, Helen!
      This post came at the right time for me. Most of my ministry is hidden to others, but I know who see it all. May God bless you and your ministry abundantly!

  2. Incredible Helen. This text spoke directly to my spirit. I pray that the Lord continues to bless you, and grant you grace and wisdom in the year 2023. I write directly from Brazil, I have been following your blog. May the Love of God, the grace of our Lord Jesus and the consolation of the Holy Spirit be with you.

  3. This is EXACTLY what I’ve been going through! This message is for ME, personally, right now.
    I felt like I was ‘on the shelf ‘ but a few weeks ago He took me ‘off the shelf’ and has opened a new page!
    Thank you for hearing Him and telling me, as I needed it.

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