This morning in my devotional time the theme of faithfulness kept coming up; not only God’s faithfulness to us, but also our calling to be faithful to God. I was reading in Hebrews 3:1-2 where it says: “And so, dear brothers and sisters who belong to God and are partners with those called to heaven, think carefully about this Jesus whom we declare to be God’s messenger and High Priest. For He was faithful to God, who appointed Him, just as Moses served faithfully when He was entrusted with God’s entire house.”
It occurred to me how interesting a plan it is for God to entrust His Kingdom and the people of His heart to someone other than Himself. He could have decided to be all-controlling, but instead has chosen people to lead and guide. I look at the life of Moses, this guy who was so concerned that he couldn’t speak well but ended up leading the entire nation of Israel through the desert. I think about all the ways that he intervened on behalf of the people when God wanted to wipe them out. I think about all the disputes that he settled and the leadership that he provided and it amazes me that God would entrust so much to a man. Hebrews says that Moses was faithful with all that God entrusted to him.
I want to be worthy of being entrusted with much. I have learned that it begins with being faithful in the little that I have been given. The Bible says that those who are faithful with little will also be faithful with much. As I was praying yesterday about the big vision that I know that God has placed on my heart, I heard Him say softly to be faithful with what I have been given now. I may have 10-20 people reading my blogs right now. As discouraging as I can let that be, because of course I want to have a greater influence, I am called to deliver well to those 10-20 people. I must never forget that influence is given from God and He will increase that in His time. Until then, I write when He tells me to write. I move when He tells me to move. I love those He has placed in my care and I lead them to Him. I give my all to reach each one that God leads me to. That is what I am called to do.
So this is my focus: to pray big and be faithful in the small. I know that God honors that. I encourage you to do the same. What big prayers are you praying for the Kingdom? Don’t be afraid to pray them! However, don’t neglect the small things that God has entrusted to You. Deliver well for the glory of God.