“…Well done, good and faithful servant. Thou has been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things; enter thou into the joy of thy lord.” (Matthew 25: 23)
There are a few things necessary for our joy, for that true happiness that can only be found in God, in infinite Spirit and Truth. We must be faithful to those things in order to take hold of our dominion over the earth, our sense of natural peace and abundant life.
God requires that we recognize Him and utilize the understanding, the gifts that He has given us. If we waste the blessings and take them for granted, we aren’t learning a thing about divine Love and so we are not able to actively live out Her promises. Our faithfulness is not a sacrifice. It is about living life and not squandering it. It is about a daily awareness of and commitment to God’s loving guidance for our lives and how they can truly bless others.
Selfishness as well as a lack of trust in one’s own ability is not faithfulness. God is daily feeding us with sufficient goodness and inspiration and enough to spread it around. Our faithfulness to God is our trust that what He says is true—we are His beloved and we are blessed beyond measure. To deny this and live in doubt of ourselves or competition with others is not being faithful, and it makes for meager, joyless living.
Be the faithful servant to goodness, to love, to the Truth of your own heritage. Sing forth your love in all that you do, and joy will welcome you every morning into its full embrace and sing you to sleep at night.
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