Christian Devotions
By Ross Freeman




God's Offspring
By Ross Freeman

“For in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said. For we are also His offspring. Therefore. Since we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, something shaped by art and man’s devising. Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent” (Acts 17:28-30 NKJ) See also the Living Bible version.

If we are God’s offspring, if in Him we live and move and have our being, why then do we find the need to do all things in our own strength.

If God has called us, then God has given us the direction we must go, and the ministry He has called us to do. The grace, blessing and anointing has been given to enable us to do our assignment. Therefore, we must stop trying to do God’s work in our own strength and walk in His perfect will and timing.

Use Your God Given Talents

“Again it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his property to them. To one he gave five talents of money, to another two talents of money, to another one talent, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. The man who had received the five talents went at once and put his money to work and gained five more. So also the one with the two talents gained two more. But the man who received the one talent went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his maters money. After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them. The man who had received the five talents brought the other five, ‘master he said, you entrusted me with five talents. See I have gained five more.’ His master replied, well done good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness. The man with the two talents also came. ‘Master, he said, you entrusted me with two talents; see, I have gained two more.’ His master replied, well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness. Then the man who had received the one talent came. ‘he said, I knew that you are a hard man harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed. So I was afraid and went out and hid you talent in the ground, see here is what belongs to you. His master replied. You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed? Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers. So then when I returned I would have received it back with interest. Take the talent from him and give it to the one who has ten talents. For everyone who has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him." (Matthew 25:14-29 NIV)

We are to use our talents (gifts) for the glory of God, to do the work He has called us to do. Starting with the small things and progressing to bigger and better tasks as we are willing and faithful.

We are not to be negative, reluctant or uncommitted. God expects us to step out, not hide behind excuses of the expectation that others are better than us so we will allow them to do the ministry for us. The only expectation here is the expectation that God has called us and equipped us, so He expects us to step out and do it.

Our service for God has its rewards from Him. It is up to us as to what scale we receive these rewards. The majority of rewards will be given when we get to heaven.

Are you a good and faithful servant? If not, you can be if you use the talents and the gifts that God has blessed you with to enable you to be a good servant for His calling. Then like the good and faithful servant you will hear those beautiful words at the end of your call, “Well done good and faithful servant come in and share your master’s happiness.”



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