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Faithfulness in the little things

May 18th, 2010

JOHN SHIRK – Jesus said in Luke 16:10, “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.”

In the little things, big statements are made about our character.  We might look at someone else’s talents and be tempted to say, “If only I had so-and-so’s ability, I could do great things for God.”  But the big question is “what are we doing with what we have?”  Anne Graham Lotz has said, “Don’t concentrate on what you lack, concentrate on what you have. Then give it all to Jesus for His use.”  That is the first step toward faithful management of our resources.  Commit them to Jesus for His honor and glory.  Some examples of faithful service are found in Romans 12:8:  Those gifted in the area of contributing to the needs of others are to give generously.  Those gifted in leadership are to govern diligently.  Those who are gifted in showing mercy are to do it cheerfully.  As we are faithful in what we have, don’t be surprised to find God entrusting us with more.  Perhaps more resources or perhaps a bigger platform, as we are faithful to God with what we have been given.

That’s today’s Mission Statement for representing Jesus in the world today.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com




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