28 Dec 2009 Leave a comment
This came to me in a devotional:
Who can count on you? Do you have a reputation for being reliable? Would someone who knows you well stake his life on your faithfulness? Few things are more important than faithfulness. You may be talented, educated and creative but if you’re not dependable, your talents aren’t worth much. Someone has said, “The greatest ability is dependability.”
God rewards faithfulness. That’s how much he desires our faithfulness in our relationships and with our resources.
In the Parable of the Talents recorded in Matthew 25, Jesus says that one day God is going to judge us. But this judgment will not evaluate our ability or good intentions. God is going to judge us and reward us according to our faithfulness. The Bible promises that a faithful man will be richly blessed.
*****This was so appropriate and really touched me. My heart has been dissapointed a few times in the last year. Just of not feeling like I can count on people. And I’m just wondering – can people count on YOU? Do you return messages and get back to people? Do you do what you say you will do? Well-meaninged intentions aren’t well-meaning unless you actually follow through with them.
~ Dionna Sanchez