We prevent God from giving us the great spiritual gifts He has in store for us, because we do not give thanks for daily gifts. We think we dare not be satisfied with the small measure of spiritual knowledge, experience, and love that has been given to us, and that we must constantly be looking forward eagerly for the highest good. Then we deplore the fact that we lack the deep certainty, the strong faith, and the rich experience that God has given to others, and we consider this lament to be pious. We pray for the big things and forget to give thanks for the ordinary, small (and yet really not small) gifts. How can God entrust great things to one who will not thankfully receive from Him the little things?

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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"The master said, 'Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let's celebrate together!'"(Matthew 25:23--New Living Translation)

We must have an attitude of thanksgiving over everything that the Lord blesses us with.  We must have an attitude that is responsible even in the small things.  We must have an attitude of faithfulness even with the little.  When God has proven us in the small and little things then He can entrust us with more and bigger responsibilites and blessings.  If we show faithfulness with the "one" talent and receive it gladly without complaining over it's size/amount; then God will give us the "ten" talents because He knows that we will be faithful with them.  (Editor's commentary)

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