Life of Christ Day 71 Devo | The Parable of the Talents
“Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!” – Matthew 25:23
Summary: In today’s teaching, Rachael Bernardi uses the Parable of the Talents to remind us that God has entrusted us with His most prized possession: the moments when we talk about our relationship with Jesus with others in order to bring them into a relationship with Him, too.
God doesn’t expect more of us than we can give, but He also doesn’t expect less, either! He expects us to be wise stewards of our time and our thoughts; our emotions and our energy; our health and our wealth. Part of our stewardship is creating margin in our lives so that we can do the things God has called us to.
Question: Are you willing to share God’s prized possession of a relationship with Jesus with others? Does the way you love others demonstrate the gift that God has given you?
Prayer Starter: Jesus, I invite You to show me where my priorities have drifted off course, even if just a little bit. Please give me eyes to see the people around me the way You see them, and give me opportunities to share the good news of Your mercy with others who don’t know You yet.
Family Chat: With whom do you need to share the amazing love of Jesus?
Take Action: Practice sharing the Gospel with others. Practice telling your Jesus story to your friends until you can accomplish it in one to three minutes. Pay attention to favorable moments the Lord will start putting in front of you as you prepare!