Monday, February 3, 2014

Full cup

Today I got to attend the birthday party of my future niece. While I was away in Zambia these types of events were the most difficult to be away from, so today being able to take part with the group of aunts and uncles and grandparents, and watch the cute birthday girl open presents, I realized that my cup was for sure full.

Thank you God for the little gifts.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Faithful in the Little Things

So, as of a few weeks ago I have begun the job of a bank teller. It's great to have a job, something to keep me busy, and after having worked for nothing for the past two years, getting an income again is a pretty cool thing too.

I spent Thursday and Friday in my branch shadowing, and getting a better idea about the job, before I officially finish the first part of my training this week. It was a great experience, but a little freaky watching the crazy large amount of money coming in and out all day. As I get nearer to being in charge of all that responsibility myself (and was getting a bit nervous about it) God gave me this little passage, and slightly humorous encouragement yesterday from Luke 16: 10-12.

"He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: 
and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. 
If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, 
who will commit to your trust the true riches?
And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's, 
who shall give you that which is your own?"

I sure miss the days of having an "important" job, dealing with kids, and "doing ministry". Compared to that, standing behind a teller window all day does seem a bit unimportant, but in the end it's really all just "unrighteous mammon", and if I can be faithful in the little job of taking good care of that which is another man's then I can be trusted with much, much more. :)