Our works here on earth are portional to our motivational faith.
Without partnership with God, good works are of little to no value, even what may appear to be great.
Heavenly Rewards Formula
GOOD WORKS x (FAITH + GLORIFYING GOD) = HEAVENLY REWARD
It is reassuring to know these works are a key reason for our very creation. God had Adam doing good works in the Garden naming the animals amongst others.
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them. Ephesians 2:10
We should know when we move forward in faith to glorify God, we shouldn’t count or own resources alone but rather be assured God is there for us.
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8
We need Jesus.
I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. John 15:5
A couple of pitfals to avoid at all cost:
Its possible to lose our future reward if we have the wrong motivation. As Jesus taught, “Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven
Watch yourselves, so that you do not lose what we have worked for, that you may be fully rewarded. 9Anyone who runs ahead without remaining in the teaching of Christ does not have God. 2 John 1:8