EXERCISE YOUR FAITH!

“I tell you that to everyone who has, more will be given, but as for the one who has nothing, even what they have will be taken away.” (Luke 19:26, NIV)

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In The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, author Stephen Covey recommends the following mental exercise: Imagine that you’ve died and that four people representing different aspects of your life speak at your funeral – a relative, a fellow church member, a business colleague and someone else from your community. What would each one honestly say about your life?

While it’s not easy to imagine others testifying to the effectiveness of our lives in the context of a funeral, this exercise does offer some much-needed perspective. There’s nothing like the end of a life to get others to consider the course of their days. Take a few minutes to seriously think about what these people might say about you to a gathered crowd.

Now take a few moments to imagine what Jesus would say about your Christian life to this point. What does He think about your faith? What does He think about your accomplishments for His kingdom? Would He describe you as someone growing closer to Him each day?

Jesus told a story about three servants to illustrate that God expects each of us to be faithful with what he has given us. Of course, any number of fears might hinder us from using the gifts God gives us – fear of failure, fear of ridicule, fear of God’s disapproval, to name a few. Failure to invest represents the most serious potential shortfall of all. Only when we use our faith does it stand a chance of growing. If we don’t exercise it, it becomes stagnant and lifeless. Can you think of anyone whose faith looks like that?

Let’s look ahead ten years and repeat the mental exercise. If you spend the next ten years investing your faith and wholeheartedly using the gifts God gives you to serve Him, what would a relative, a fellow church member, a business colleague and someone else from your community be likely to say at your funeral? What would Jesus say?

What would Jesus Say

Enjoy your day, “Working for Christ”!

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4 Comments on “EXERCISE YOUR FAITH!”


  1. EnnI carried a Franklin Planner for twelve years!!

    Take care my Friend and God Bless. 🙂 Kenny T

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  2. Great post !! All of God’s children should be concerned with how Jesus sees our lives !!
    Blessings in Christ, bruce

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  3. Well done, my good and faithful servant is all I want to hear.

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