"For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love, which ye have showed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister." (Hebrews 6:10)
God is not unrighteous. He will not forget your work. When we serve one another, we serve ourselves. The combination of faith and virtue purifies every individual. When you dilute an acid, its effect will be less. But when you add more acid its strength will be greater. We must be more and more filled with Christian virtues and holiness. It not only helps the group, but purifies the individual.
Our hope must increase with greater assurance. Our assurance of last year must increase this year. Don't be satisfied with your experience with the Lord. Daniel did not do that. God gives you many promises - but if they are not fulfilled you must not keep still. When God gives us promises He wants us to rise to that level of sanctity, where He can easily and speedily fulfill them. If we don't fulfill the conditions, promises can't be fulfilled. You want to be in the same condition and you want God to come down from His holiness. He cannot adjust His ways to our standards. He wants you to come up to His standards. Do we not expect our children to rise up to our standard? After all we are created for God. Unless we have heavenly qualities we cannot be happy. We are unclean. We do not fulfill God's condition. When we hear the Word of God we must have a certain amount of faith. Otherwise we cannot believe, receive and appropriate the message.