28 Nov Heart to Heart with God: Day 178_Faithful
by Michael Bluemling Jr.
183 Days of Reflection Towards God’s Love and Acceptance
~June 4, 2014-December 3, 2014
Day 178- Richmond, Virginia: Faithful
Are we reliable to our friends and family? Are we loyal to the ones that we love or do we act selfishly in our actions to please ourselves? Are we faithful to one another as one Body of Christ? God calls us to be humble, forgiving, and loving with everyone that we encounter in this world, do we obey these commandments from our Father in Heaven? Are we faithful to God or do we allow ourselves to be caught up in the pressures of the world that lead us towards sin and away from Jesus Christ?
We have a lot of responsibility riding on our shoulders, and if we are not aware of our surroundings we will fail in our quest to serve God above all false idols. What is the framework from which we should build our house? On what pillar should we raise up our works from, for the glory of God? Being faithful is not about “me or I”. Rather, being faithful is about “us and we”. We have the ability to really show God what we are made of as Christians, as we come together in peace in order to exonerate the evil of the world through Jesus Christ.
The Parable of the Talents
“For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property. To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more. So also he who had the two talents made two talents more. But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master’s money.
Now after a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts with them. And he who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five talents more, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me five talents; here I have made five talents more.’ His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ And he also who had the two talents came forward, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me two talents; here I have made two talents more.’ His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ He also who had received the one talent came forward, saying, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you scattered no seed, so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground.
Here you have what is yours. But his master answered him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I scattered no seed? Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest. So take the talent from him and give it to him who has the ten talents. For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance. But from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth”.
We have the choice to follow the word of God faithfully, as we utilize our gifts, abilities, and blessings for His glory or to bury our offerings in the sand. Through the grace and mercy of God, it is up to us to choose.
Reflection Day #178
Three takeaways towards your journey with God: