“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!’”
Hello and welcome to the first official post of “Jesus in Disguise”. This post is actually kind of ironic, considering it was a long time coming. It is already quarter to one and I’m not tired at all. I see now that the Holy Spirit likes to keep me up late. I’m not complaining, as long as I feel the awesomeness that is the presence of the father, I’m fine! Anyways, I felt like this passage would be a wonderful kickoff for this blog. I am both excited and nervous to give you this message: excited, because I get to talk about Jesus to you guys, and nervous because it’s God we’re talking about, and God’s no small matter. However, as long as we stick to scripture, and of course listen to our papa in heaven, we’ll be fine.
We’ve all heard them, that moment when we’re all wearing our cap and gowns, listening to the echoed words of every single graduation speech ever. We’re seated next to our brothers and sisters, with an ambition to save the world; but as we wake up the next day, life is the same as it were when we were in high school, the only difference being we’re not in class. I’m not going to say that it’s a lack of motivation, considering last night you felt like you could become the next pope; but rather it’s fear, fear of failure. In Matthew 25:24, Jesus says
“Then the man who had received the one talent” this is the guy who buried his talent “came. ‘Master, 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 your talent in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.’”
The thing here is that we’re scared of what people might think of us when they see us preach the gospel to them. Coming from public school, I understand that fear, but we should take heart in the very last words in the gospel of Matthew.
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
Or should we also look in Joshua 1:9 where the Lord tells Joshua
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
Trusting the Lord with this is not an easy thing. It’s easier to just tell everyone about trusting the Lord than to literally trust in Him, to wrap everything up
“The Lord himself goes before and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged” (Deuteronomy 31:21).