To Use Well the Gifts

One DayAll that we have,
entrusted to us;
to honor Christ,
holy God with us.
Called to wisdom,
to care well for men;
give to the poor,
breathe fresh hope again.
What is done here,
is heard in heaven;
if we forgive,
we’ll be forgiven.
Let our motive,
be a heart to serve;
receive His grace,
we do not deserve.
On that one day,
we stand up and face;
let words He speaks,
our hearts each embrace.
“We’ll done, dear one,
for you have lived well;
Loving others,
My story you’d tell.”
“Enter here now,
this glorious place;
prepared for all,
who’ve run well their race.”

(Responding to Luke 19:17)

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that we are not home yet. Thank You that all we experience and all that we have here, is temporary; how we respond is eternal. Thank You that wisdom and resources are given as gifts by You, and are meant for us to give away. Forgive us for holding too tightly, anything that is not eternal, and help us to honor You with obedience and generosity. Teach us to hold fast a heavenly perspective on all things, so that we may honor You with what we bring. Let our lives lived in love loosen death’s grasp, and may many come to know of Your glorious grace. Let each heart that comes, know Your loving embrace. May we all one day hear, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.” Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present.

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