Becoming a More Faithful Servant
Growing spiritually day by day
by Joanne Troppello
In the Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins, Jesus said in Matthew 25:1, “Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.” (NKJV) The main point of this parable is for the Christian to be ready to meet Jesus, their bridegroom.
We read in Matthew 25:13, “Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.” (NKJV) I discussed my recent deeper dive spiritually in my article, Is Revival on the Way?.
I want to live my life focused on the Lord. Yes, life gets in the way many times and distracts me from my true course. However, I’m thankful for the gentle leading of the Holy Spirit who is always trying to lead me back to God’s path for my life.
“His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of the lord.’” – (Matthew 25:21, NKJV)
When I get to Heaven, I want my Lord to say, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” Two verses from Revelations have impacted my heart lately. In chapter 3, verse 11, Jesus said, “I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown.” In chapter 22, verse 12, He said, “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to everyone according to His work.” Both scriptures were taken from the New King James Version.
I wrote a poem years ago about being a faithful servant to God and staying true to His plan for my life—and using my talents for His glory.
The sun was slowly setting.
My hands aimlessly letting
grains of sand fall to the shore,
as my feet buried in deeper.
Mind and soul full of confusion.
I looked to the sky, no solution.
My heart rapidly pounding,
screams in my head sounding.
I looked toward the vast sea,
and somehow knew God saw me.
I felt miniscule to Him
inside my heart dark and dim.
Then, that night my view changed.
I could use talents widely ranged.
I knew I could serve my God,
and hopefully make Him proud.
© Joanne Troppello
Are you using your talents for God’s glory today?
About the Author
Joanne Troppello is an author, writer, and poet. She is the publisher of the online Christian lifestyle magazine, Mustard Seed Sentinel.