MORNINGTIME 4089by Benjamin Munsell on September 1, 2022
His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful (bond) servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the Joy of thy Lord. Matthew 25:21. A bond servant stands naked before the Master and has nothing, owns nothing and has rights to nothing. Whatever you get, you get because the Master Desires you to have it. (Go with the flow here). You didn't get to be born except the Master brought you forth. You get breath and heartbeat as long as, or as short as the Master wishes. You get clothes, food and even a place to live in, AS HE DESIRES IT. Got a car, gas, food, some money in the bank? ALL AND ONLY BECAUSE THE MASTER GAVE IT TO YOU. And just so you don't get the big head about how much YOU'VE accomplished in YOUR life, NONE OF IT'S YOURS. He gave you the strength to work, the ability to think and reason, the choice to choose one or the other of a choice, His hand in your life is so intimate, HE HOLDS YOUR ATOMS TOGETHER, (physically, they should blow up, science can't explain atoms holding together). You, hunk of clay, Saved or not, are Owned by the Lord AND IT IS HIS ABSOLUTE MERCY AND GRACE THAT YOU'RE HERE AT ALL. So, Praise the Lord for ALL things, ALL the time because it's ALL from Him anyway. He has the Right to do ANYTHING to call you to Christ and Salvation, or to call you deeper into Christ for a more intimate Fellowship with Him. He'll do ANYTHING He Desires to bring you TO Christ, and deeper INTO Christ. Yes, this is worth repeating because it's all True. Now, count your Blessings, THEY'RE ALL FROM HIM. It's your choice to use "things" for His Glory, or for your fleshly desires. His Mercy is so great, you can even choose to sin and possibly "get away with it", for a while. (All sin will be dealt with by the Lord). Forever sin, and hear, "Depart from Me... ". Love Christ and hear, "Well done thou good and faithful servant". His Mercy and Grace allows you to choose to, or not to, Be Blessed.