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This particular post I wanted to share with you as I see a need in myself, and perhaps you may too.
“So he who had
received five talents came and brought five other talents, saying, ‘Lord, you
delivered to me five talents; look, I have gained five more talents besides
them.’ His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant.’ “
As a young man, Alan
Redpath was a successful accountant. One day, he was talking with a Christian
friend who told him, “Alan, it is possible to have a saved soul and a
Redpath couldn’t forget those words. He knew he was guilty of having a saved
soul and a wasted life. He prayed, “Lord, I want Your will for me. I don’t
want to waste my life. I dedicate it to You.”
God redirected his course, and Redpath ultimately became an evangelist, pastor,
author, president of a missions organization, and a dean of a Bible school. He
served the Lord until the end of his life.
It’s possible that some of us could have a saved soul but a wasted life. In
other words, you have the assurance of heaven, but you’re wasting your life
here on earth. You’re not serving Christ to the fullest.
Every person’s life is filled with opportunities to serve the Lord. What we do
with the opportunities is the big question. Do we let them slip by? Or do we
seize the day and serve the Lord so that we can hear Him say, “Well done,
good and faithful servant”?
If you desire to hear those words, then make a change in your life like Alan
Redpath made. Take what God has given you and make the most of it.
You might say to yourself, “But I don’t have much.” You have
everything you need. You have God’s most precious gift, Jesus Christ. You have
the Holy Spirit to empower you.
God has instilled in your life certain gifts for His glory. That means your
life is valuable.
Take what God has given you and dedicate it to His glory. Just watch what He
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