“You did what?,” asked the man with a stern look. “I hid it!” (Fast forward) The man asking the questions turns around to some of his assistants and says, “Take what I’ve given this guy and give it to that guy over there…the one that has the most.” “This man is wicked and lazy,” he adds. OUCH! Imagine being that guy; loosing the little he was given to a guy that has doubled what he had. This story (paraphrased) in Matthew 25:14-30, though harsh, should awaken us to some realities. God cannot entrust us with more until we have learned to manage and invest what we already have.
Based on your past experiences, habits and actions, have you been a good steward – a good administrator - to what God has placed in your hands? How have you managed your children, spouse, talents, ministry, or finances? Can God entrust more to you? How much of it will be used properly? How much of it will be misused? How much of it will be ignored or hidden?
Let us Fast and pray that we would learn how to be faithful in the little things, so that God can entrust us with greater things.
I truly believe that 2014 is a year of open doors. If we are going to walk through bigger and greater doors, we are going to need to make certain that we are being faithful with what we already have. Allow this Fast to open your (our) eyes to things or actions we may have been missing or ignoring. If we have ignored, neglected, or misused the things God has given us thus far, we are sure to make a mess if he would give us more.
This is the year! Ask God to reveal those areas in your life that need alignment. Ask him to give you the knowledge, wisdom, and focus to be faithful with even the simplest of things; great things are waiting to be delivered unto your hands.
Here are some scripture verses to read and meditate on throughout the day: (Click on the verses to read them on (www.biblegateway.com).
Believing with you for great stewardship,
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