Recharge Your Battery!
Recharge Your Battery
“Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time? It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns. Matthew 24:45-46
This parable is about a slave who was put in charge of the entire household, including the responsibility of giving the other slaves their food allowance. Jesus says, “Blessed is that slave whom his master will find at work when he arrives.”
In today’s workplace, I would think that the slave would be like a manager whose duty it is to manage the other workers. Jesus says that it is the slave’s duty to look to the needs under him as well as those above him. The manager has responsibilities to both the workers under him and to the owner. A good manager makes sure that the workers needs are met and that the job is completed in order to please the owner.
Every night, I plug in my cell phone to charge the battery all night so it will be ready to go the next day. The same is true for being a faithful servant. After expending energy in service, we need to be filled up each new day with God’s faithful love.
The greatest role of any Christian is to be a wise and faithful servant. He is one who reads God’s words and takes his instruction and leading from it. He makes sure that he does this daily and isn’t lazy and complacent because he has other work to do. He doesn’t slack off from being in the Word when he is busy with other work around him. He doesn’t slack off when the owner is gone.
We cannot just serve. We cannot write, preach, serve meals to the needy, constantly help others, talk with folks about Jesus, and work ourselves into exhaustion without being recharged. If we do, we burn out and are ineffective.
Instead, we are called not only to serve faithfully but also to be recharged by God’s faithful love, which we experience in prayer, in reading the word, in worship and fellowship. Jesus is coming back. Strive to be a wise and faithful servant.
Have a blessed day!