“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.”
Luke 16:10 (NIV)
Faithful in Little
According to the Canadian Museum of Immigration Pier 21 website: “Immigration to the Prairies between 1867 and 1914 diversified the land by building a solid agricultural and resource-based economy in the West, and by establishing a web of unique cultures with a lasting presence in the Prairies today. Though different motivations brought immigrants to the Prairies, they stayed because of opportunities and prosperity found through settlement.” Canada is the country we are today because these early Canadian immigrants proved to be faithful in little.
Most of us start out in life with very little. When Wendy and I got married we lived in a small one-bedroom walk-up apartment. We were on the top floor, and there was no elevator. We had to lug everything upstairs and down three flights of stairs. We were young and we were poor and we loved our little apartment. Those experiences are good for us – we learned to trust God for everything we had. Jesus speaks to this principle in Luke 16:10: “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.” God gives gifts to His children. He watches to see how we handle what He gives us. He calls us to invest them in things that have eternal significance and as we do, we will see His blessing on our lives. Then He will entrust us with greater things, knowing we will invest them, too, in His Kingdom. We are called to use His gifts with integrity and consistency. How has God gifted you? How have you been investing those gifts for His glory?
These have been words from the heart.