of Our Lord
“His lord said to him, Well done, good and faithful
servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will
make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your
lord.” Matthew 25:23 NKJ
He who called us is Faithful. We can rest in the fact that
He will perform all that He has called us to accomplish. He
also has called us be faithful in the outworking of these
things. We can be self-fulfilled, or the Lord can be fulfilled
by our life and work. In self-fulfillment, the Lord Himself
is denied in that He is not realizing His desire and purpose
through us. The Lord must see the travail of His soul and
be satisfied (Isaiah 53:11).
He can only do this in communion with us, as He died for
us. Therefore, the Lord ever seeks to draw us into a closer
communion with Himself. When we have a personal encounter
with Jesus, He will become our hearts desire and we will seek
to see Him fulfilled through our communion with Him.
It is only when Jesus is being fulfilled in us that we can
experience the full glory that He has given us through His
sacrifice in our behalf. If self-fulfillment is put above
His will and purpose for us, there will be a lack and barrenness,
and the glory will not be manifested as the Lord desires.
It must be His glory, and not another.
There are few who are willing to be obedient to the death-of-self
in order for the Lord to abide within us and rule, where self
once dwelt and ruled.
May each one of us make Jesus Lord over all that we are and
have, and submit ourselves to Him, that His life may again
be lived on earth, through our lives.