So just a heads up since my last post on change I have been doing just that: adjusting to change. It’s been………different lol and I am excited about developing as God prepares me, stretches and chastens me in many ways. I hope I can be back to my regular posting schedule soonish, for now, I write when I can. Today I’m popping in to share that I feel we ought to be guarding the gifts we’ve been given. Are we?
If you ever had a special thing given to you, you would know how much care you would take in ensuring that it remains in pristine shape. Take a precious family heirloom for instance entrusted to my care, you bet I’m going to make sure it isn’t just left by the side of the sink as if it were a two dollar happy meal surprise. I could apply this to so many different aspects of life, even to my current position in work. If I start to see my work as something “entrusted” to me I should guard the way it goes, do my best and ensure it is kept to a high standard and avoid the things that aren’t profitable. If this is the case with the temporal world how much more so with our faith? How have you guarded this deposit with care? How about the truth about your faith does your life show you care about what was originally given to you as a gift? I challenge you to apply this principle to all of your life.
Have I been guarding the truth that I receive? Or have I allowed the world to rob me of it? What is my deposit slip saying today? Has my account been withdrawn for some time and I just carry on without checking? Am I empty? What is my language like with respect to the original deposit? Try applying this to your life, how have you been doing?
What knowledge am I pursuing most? If the knowledge that I chase will vanish like the wind in an instant when all fades away at the end of the age, then I need to readjust my predominant focus. Shall I remind myself that knowledge of intellectual things is all well and good but I must always seek the knowledge of, God, first and most?
1 Timothy 6:20Amplified Bible (AMP)
20 O Timothy, guard and keep safe the deposit [of godly truth] entrusted to you, turn away from worldly and godless chatter [with its profane, empty words], and the contradictions of what is falsely called “knowledge”—