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Morning Coffee with Jesus - February 8, 2010
Greetings loved ones! Happy Monday!
Today's "Morning Coffee with Jesus" comes from Matthew 25:25. "I was afraid and went out and hid your talent in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you."
"If he falls into some error, he does not fret over it, but rising up with a humble spirit, he goes on his way anew rejoicing. Were he to fall a hundred times in the day, he would not despair, - he would rather cry out lovingly to God, appealing to His tender pity. The really devout man has a horror of evil, but he has a still greater love of that which is good; he is more set on doing what is right, than avoiding what is wrong. Generous, large-hearted, he is not afraid of danger in serving God, and would rather run the risk of doing His will imperfectly than not strive to serve Him lest he fail in the attempt." Jean Nicholas Grou
As I read this scripture verse I considered the verse as a stand-alone message; that we have talents/abilities/gifts that we hide in the ground. And, the worst part of it is that it is not OUR talents we hide, it is God's talent IN US that is hidden. Yes, we may want to hide them under the cloak of humility but how much better would it be if we were to share those talents with others and then give God the glory because they are HIS talents loaned to us!
I never want to be afraid of serving God because God looks at the motive of why we do something, not the outcome. Yes, we will fail in our attempt to serve God but like learning how to ride a bicycle, sometimes it takes several attempts before we "get it." Most of the time, when we fall off, we never kill ourselves. Yes, we may become a little bruised in the process but Daddy picks us up, dusts us off, gives us a hug and encourages us to try again. Eventually we get it.
Serving God can be the greatest act of love His children give him or it can be the worst drudgery; it's all a matter of perspective. If we go, thinking we're going to fail, we'll examine every measure of every task and see the faults. If we go, thinking we're going to win, we work hard at it and are thankful for the small successes we experience along the way. Again, all a matter of perspective.
So keep your perspective positive today. Keep looking up because God is working out all of the details of today and tomorrow and He is going to bless your perseverance and your positive attitude. I understand there are times that things look bleak; it's human nature to see things that way but rest assured that God has your best interests at heart. He will bless you with a fruitful life if you stay the course. And when you get to the end of the course, you'll be amazed just how wonderful it was!
Have a great day in Jesus! Go MAD in someone’s life today!