Receive Divine Potential in the Fullness of the Holy Spirit (Noon)
John 15:4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.
John Wannamaker started his retail shop in 1861. He immediately bought a former Pennsylvania train station to be his retail site. He didn’t conduct any business on Sundays and let his facility be used for gospel service by DL. Moody. John also built a Sunday school which 4000 people attended. He was also a Postmaster General, a position that governs the US National Post Office. His retail shop became the first Department Store in the US and was the first to put price tags on goods for sale. Someone once asked him, “you are very busy with your tasks; how do you manage to run a Sunday school? John replied, “Sunday school is my main duty; the rest are auxiliary tasks from God.”
God created humans with extraordinary potential to develop themselves both physically and spiritually. His purpose in doing this is to let us grow, evolve, and be fruitful. For God, those who are loyal it the ones who thrive to be fruitful.
Working on something that we believe as a God-given talent is our responsibility as God’s children. Don’t disappoint Him by taking our talent for granted. We need to recognize our talent and have a higher standard of what the world has to offer. God wants us to not only avoid doing wrong but to commit truthful and great acts. If we are loyal in working with our talent, we will advance and be fruitful for God’s kingdom until He calls us His great and faithful servants. Happiness and great reward are waiting for us who live in the Covenant of God’s blessing.
A servant who DEVELOPS TALENT is a FAITHFUL servant to God’s eye.
1. How do you see yourself? Are you a faithful servant?
2. What are the criteria of a loyal servant in God’s eye?
3. What talents have you recognized in yourself, and what is your commitment to developing them?
“Lord Jesus, we long to be faithful servants to Your eyes. Help us to recognize and develop our talent and be fruitful for the glory of your name. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.”