#811 – Expected Fruitfulness

Good morning people who honour God with their lives

(By Stephen Miller)

Thanks Steve for the opportunity to write these daily devotions. My name is Stephen Miller and I serve as the youth pastor at Manukau New Life in Auckland, New Zealand. My friendship with Steve McCracken spans a couple of decades.

As I prayed and considered what to write for these devotions the Lord began to speak to me about fruitfulness so I trust you will be blessed as we journey this week together.

In Luke 19 Jesus tells the story that sets the theme for this week. A master is heading out of town and brings ten of his servants together and gives them each ten pounds of silver with instructions to put that resource to work for the master’s good.

It’s clear to me that God has given some resource/talent/gift to each of us and that He expects us to put it to work for His glory and Kingdom.

The servant who produces ten times the return is given charge over ten cities. Use what you have in your hand and God will bring the increase.

Ahh – then there is this guy who hides his master’s money and keeps it safe.

Luke 19:22-26 (NLT) “You wicked servant!’ the king roared. ’Your own words condemn you. If you knew that I’m a hard man who takes what isn’t mine and harvests crops I didn’t plant, why didn’t you deposit my money in the bank? At least I could have gotten some interest on it.’ “Then, turning to the others standing nearby, the king ordered, ’Take the money from this servant, and give it to the one who has ten pounds.’ “’But, master,’ they said, ’he already has ten pounds!’ “’Yes,’ the king replied, ’and to those who use well what they are given, even more will be given. But from those who do nothing, even what little they have will be taken away.

We need to use it or we’ll lose it!

May you live today giving your very best for our master Jesus!

(Today’s BIY written by Stephen Miller)