“Stan,” I began, “I want to thank you for your faithfulness in being here. You haven’t missed a single time you said you would be here.”
“You know what my friend?” was Stan’s reply.
“That is what I want to hear from my heavenly Father! I want Him to say to me that He is thankful for my faithfulness.”
“Not only in being here when I said I would, but in everything. I want Him to be able to say, ‘good job, Stan, you have been faithful in everything I had for you to be faithful about.’”
“Isn’t faithfulness just an expression of faith?” I asked. “Kind of an expression of my faith in God?”
“I don’t think so,” was Stan’s reply. “It is much more than that.”
“Faithfulness, for me, is getting myself out of God’s way so He can do exactly what He wants in and through me. If that means not doing something else I may want to do so I can be where He wants me, doing what He wants, that is faithfulness.”
“Being faithful and true to what God has for me to be and to do; that is what gets me out of bed each morning,” Stan said with a big smile.
Well done, good and faithful servant, you were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master. Matthew 25:23.
Prayer: Lord, I thank you for your faithfulness to me in everything. I ask that your Holy Spirit’s fruit of faithfulness be made alive in me so that I am faithful to you in everything you have for me to be and to do. I ask for your help in being faithful as you define faithfulness. Amen.