I am a good Father who loves to reward My children. Many of My people see Me as harsh and punitive. They become like the stingy and wicked steward who buried his talent refusing to invest it. What he was given was not even his own! He had nothing to lose but everything to gain. However, because of his negative view of his master, he lost out on the rewards.
My people have yet to grasp the concept of rewards. I should be reverenced because I am great and I am holy. Even so, I have made a way for you to come before My throne boldly. In fact, you should expect to be rewarded by Me. I am a rewarder of those who diligently seek Me, so do not take no for an answer. Remind Me of My promises to you. Your faith in Me and My promises brings Me great pleasure, for surely I am looking to extend My grace and favor to you.
Isaiah 30:18 English Standard Version (ESV)
Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him.
Luke 18:1-8 English Standard Version (ESV)
1 And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. 2 He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected man. 3 And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Give me justice against my adversary.’ 4 For a while he refused, but afterward he said to himself, ‘Though I neither fear God nor respect man, 5 yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will give her justice, so that she will not beat me down by her continual coming.’” 6 And the Lord said, “Hear what the unrighteous judge says. 7 And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them? 8 I tell you, he will give justice to them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”