Let me tell you a story. A pastor went to a church in order to teach three of the members of the church. One the pastor gave a difficult topic to understand. Another the pastor gave a hard topic to understand. The last one the pastor gave a simple topic to understand. After the teachings the pastor left with the promise to return one day.
What do you think the members did? Well if this story reminds us of the parables of the Gold Corns (Matthews 25:14-30), then you most likely know how that story will go. The pastor returned and found out that the member that got the difficult topic came back with greater understanding and wisdom. Double that in which they got from the pastor. The member that received a hard topic came back with greater understanding and wisdom. Double that in which they got from the pastor. But the member that got a simple topic came back only able to explain that in which that pastor told them.
The question is what does this have to do with us? Have you ever had a moment with God in which God has revealed something to you and then you have a moment of silence? Now this moment could last short time or a while, but it is what we do in the silence that is important. Do we just sit there waiting for God to reveal something to us again, or do we take what God has given us and learn from it? Do we try to go deeper into what it is that God has given to us? Do we try to continue to grow?
Sometimes it is easy to just sit in the silence and not grow, but that can lead to us growing stagnant. Taking what God has given you and try to learn and grow from it is hard. It means taking up the courage and the uncertainty to learn something on our own, using everything that God has given us to find something new, and bring it to God. This way we never take anything that God gives us for granted.
~ Pastor Jillian