“Render your service with a good attitude, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that whatever good each one does , slave or free, he will receive this back from the Lord.” ~Ephesians 6:7-8
“Send your bread upon the surface of the waters, for after many days you may find it.” ~Ecclesiastes 11:1
Late Christian educator Vada Phillips Felder began seeing the fruits of many years of labor when at the age of 90 she was honored at the dedication of the new center or African studies in Theology at TCU’s Brite Divinity School. When she graduated with her Masters of Divinity she humbly refused to go through ordination, knowing she would be eliminating a great portion of her listening audience who did not believe women should be pastors. She put the glory of God before her own aspirations to accomplish more for Him while she was still on earth. She also found herself the recipient of others who were eager to serve her in recognition and gratitude for all she had done for them as a mentor, teacher, and friend.
Often we don’t reap the rewards for doing the right thing for many, many years. Sometimes we are blessed to see them in our lifetimes, but often we have to wait until eternity. Are you allowing God to train you in the valuable discipline of delayed gratification?🚦
To learn more about this remarkable woman of God my husband, kids, and I were blessed to call friend, read her glowing obituary in the Fort Worth Star Telegram. https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dfw/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=114572737
And here: https://www.tcu360.com/story/first-female-black-brite-graduate-dies-at-97-12287694/.
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