I'm reading in Acts 10:4 about how Cornelius sees an angel of God who calls him by name. The angel tells Cornelius that his prayers and gifts to the poor have come up as a memorial offering before God.
My first visual of this, is a boss man behind a desk who receives a memo regarding an employee's excellent work.
My next thought is, doesn't God see everything all the time? Or does he notice more those whose gifting is greater?
But regardless, I always go back to the basics of what does this tell me about God? And the idea that things I did would come up at all before Him, makes me want those 'things' to be good and not bad. Am I praying? Am I gifting the poor? Good questions to ask during a season known for thinking of others.