Come and share your master’s happiness!

Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living
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His master replied, `Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!
(Matthew 25:21 (NIV))

What has God placed in your life that you have been faithful with?

I pray that you do not have to stop and think about this too long.

God has blessed each of us with many things that we have. Life, health, faith, love, joy, and many more, yet, there are some things that he has given to us to use to His glory. Many of us simply think of these things as the skills that we have been blessed with to be able to work or they are simply our hobby.

A new friend of mine is a mechanic. Even though he gets paid to fix vehicles, he doesn’t hesitate to stop and help somebody when they are broken down on the side of the road.

I know a group of women who knit. They have turned their hobby into a ministry of love by giving their work to the elderly and the sick.

I know people who love to fix things. They have gotten together to form a handyman ministry to assist those who cannot do it for themselves.

I know of accountants who put their skills to use for international ministries.

Paul was a tentmaker. He used this skill to introduce himself into communities and then would tell people about Jesus. Look what God was able to do through Paul.

Perhaps you are gifted in music. Play and sing praises of God’s grace. You will be surprised at how this will touch people’s hearts.

I know that God has blessed each of us with a few talents. Some we use for our work. Others we use as a hobby. Others are simply things that we know how to do and do them without thought. No matter what these gifts may be, each of us has been given a few things that we can use to reach out to others, to minister to them in their need, and to shine the light of Jesus into their lives. We must be faithful in these few things that God has given to us.

I know that I long to be faithful in all that I have been given. I pray that I may stand before God and hear the words, “Well done, good and faithful servant!”

It is my desire, and I hope that it is your desire as well, to hear the following words.

Come and share your master’s happiness!

Copyright 1998 – 2011 Dennis J. Smock
Daily Living Ministries, Inc.
http://www.dailylivingministries.org
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