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“Don’t Get Bored Being Faithful”

Washing dishes in Pakistan

A recent speaker at The Voice of the Martyrs’ chapel talked about what he has learned from persecuted Christians. The speaker, a VOM International Ministries worker, visits Christians in countries where believers are mistreated.

“They are just faithful,” the worker said. “They are faithful and obedient — normal people that God is using in incredible ways. “Faithfulness and obedience in ordinary things can allow ordinary [people] to do extraordinary things….Youth I have worked with want to be RADICAL, but not faithful or obedient.”

The speaker related a humorous saying, ““Everybody wants to save the world but nobody wants to help mom with the dishes.”

The worker continued, “Don’t get bored being faithful! Some of the [persecuted Christians] we see don’t get bored being faithful — they just keep doing it.”

To Talk About
*Luke 16:10 says, “He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much.”

Matthew 25:23 says, “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.’”

Galatians 6:9 (NIV) says, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

What do these verses say about being faithful?

*In what ways can you be faithful in “ordinary things” today?


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