Devotional 7/24

So he called ten of his servants, delivered to them ten talents, and said to them, ‘Do business till I come.’ Like 19:13

You have seeds of greatness inside you.

The Lord Jesus told the people a parable about a king giving 3 of his servants 10 talents to work with. Ten talents is equal to 750 lbs, so what the king loaned them was of great value. The king expected the servants to invest the money so he could earn interest.

If we take into consideration the gifts, skills and talents God has deposited in us: we can very well say that He is expecting a return from us. Maybe you are not a great writer, but a great painter, a comedian, a musician or even an electrician. God expects us to use these enablements to reap a harvest for His kingdom. Jesus is coming back soon, and will expect a return on His investment.

  • His investment is what He placed inside of you!

We use what He invested in us, to bring His name glory. When we use what God gave us, we open doors for God to enter their lives: we are ministers to others. Ministering to others can be done through anything we do. We can sing, for example and sing songs which tell the gospel. We can write and teach to others about Christ. We can speak and encourage others with the hope of God. We can make jokes and comfort, create art and display Gods variety and creativity, cook meals to make others feel welcomed, as God welcomes us: we can do so many things in the name of Jesus.

If we do nothing with what God has loaned us, we will give account to God. If we sit with our gifts, abilities and talents, He will ask us… why did you not earn any interest with what I loaned you?

The lord God has deposited valuable things in you, go out there and use them for the kingdom of God!

Let’s pray:

Lord Jesus, thank you for this word. Thank you for reminding us that this life is not our own. And that today is only borrowed time, and you will soon return and ask us what did you do with what I gave you? I pray each person reading this, is moved to share their gifts and talents to expand your kingdom. May we all reap 100 fold of all that you have placed inside of us. May we be your good and faithful servants. In Jesus name, I pray. Amen.

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