As Christians we enjoy the blessing of intimate relationships with our Creator; we are called to live passionately for Him. “But you have an anointing from the Holy One” (1 John 2:20). Nicky Gumbel, the Vicar of the Anglican church HTB in London writes, “Life is a privilege and an opportunity. God has trusted you with gifts and abilities which He wants you to use.” It reminds me of my favorite poem entitled a Tandem Ride With God.
In chapter 25 of the Gospel of Matthew, we read the Parable of the Talents. The Master in the story rewards the faithful servants who used their gifts well, to do more. To be faithful means to use the gifts and abilities God gives you. You don’t want to be seen as the lazy servant who hides his gift. Don’t shy away because you are afraid of failure or even what others my think of you. Don’t cringe because of the hard work and responsibility that may be involved. God is waiting to reward you for doing the very best with what you have. “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” (Matt. 25:21, 23).
I love that last line. To me it represents what is meant by the “abundant life” Jesus promises us. It is the way to begin to live A Bold Life For Christ. When you have proven yourself faithful in small things, Jesus will entrust you with more and greater things. You will grow in the riches, strength, and joy of an abundant Christian life. What a blessing to hear your Lord proclaim to you, “Well done, good and faithful servant!” How can you begin today to use your gifts in an act of service? How will Christ bless you for your faithfulness?
I would love to hear how God has blessed you for your service in little things. Please share by leaving a comment on this page.