I wrote the phrase that is the title of this post in this one. And when I did, I knew I needed to comment. You see, even though it is my heart’s desire to enter eternity and here from God, “Well done my good and faithful servant”, I realize that I cannot hope to succeed in that. I am not a good and faithful servant. I try to be good. I try to be faithful. But I fail in both aims. Jesus succeeds in both aims and if ever I am to hear from God, “Well done my good and faithful servant”, it will be because of the work of Jesus in me. Any and all good and faithful behavior is the result of Jesus. It is the Holy Spirit working in me to make Christ manifest and the Father glorified by my life.
So, it is my prayer and I hope it is yours that the Holy Spirit will continue to minister to us and bear fruit inner lives so that the name and work of Christ can be made much of and the name and glory of the Father be enjoyed forever to ever increasing degrees.