“The master said, ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together!’” (Matthew 25:23, NLT)
I want to hear those words, don’t you? “Well done, my good and faithful servant.” And then there is the invitation to celebrate—“Let’s celebrate together!”
Sandwiched between those two wonderful sentences is a statement that raises a question. What is the “small amount” or the “few things” (NIV) that I have opportunity to be faithful with today? What are the assets God has given me? Money and resources? The trials He has used to shape my character? The personality strengths He wired into me? My ears? A voice? Opportunities to serve others? Moments of laughter to embrace as a way to encourage friends?
Today I am reflecting on new memories built with family and friends over the past week. There was laughter to be enjoyed. There was encouragement to be shared. It was some “little things” that became precious reasons to celebrate and moments to be enjoyed.
Sometimes the celebration is in the faithfulness of not missing the present moment.
I want to steward well what God puts in my hands, including the little things. I also want to be a faithful steward of the moments and the people in them. The little things and the little moments can become treasures worth celebrating together with Jesus.
I am thankful today for the joyful anticipation of those words from the One I love…… “Well done, good and faithful servant.” Reflecting on those words in this very moment is a source of joy.
*What does it look like to be faithful with the current moment?
*What are some “current moments” you can celebrate because you were faithful in them?
*When you think about moments of joy with friends, who are those people?