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““We can go through life, plodding along this way, without anybody even noticing. It’s a lifestyle that doesn’t fill up trophy cases or result in monuments being created. It can, however, end with “Well done, good and faithful servant” from our Lord. The excitement is in the results of being in a position to help family and friends grow. Success comes from being in a relationship with God that means fruitfulness by His definition…Social status is unimportant to God. He is interested in faithfulness.” (Foundation Study Bible, Psalms 1:1, 1 Corinthians 7:17)

“God will often use the desert of quiet faithful service, or the prison of injustice, to permanently transform our self-confidence into Christ-confidence. It is only when control is out of our own hands and we are thrust blindly into God’s arms that He is free to teach us that He can be completely relied upon.” (Tim Burns)

“What if God was only faithful when he felt like it, only dependable part of the time, only loving on special occasions? Thank goodness, He is always faithful to His own nature. The world desperately needs to see that same kind of faithfulness in our lives.” (Lloyd John Ogilvie)

“Faithfulness in little things is a big thing.” (St. John Chrysostom)

"The Lord Jesus makes it clear that we are to manage faithfully even the smallest details and responsibilities in this life, for all is subject to His constant and ultimate scrutiny." (Dynamis 1/25/2014)

When you are tempted to think that you are the only one remaining faithful to a task, don’t stop to feel sorry for yourself. Self-pity will dilute the good you are doing. Be assured that even if you don’t know who they are, others are faithfully obeying God and fulfilling their duties.” (Life Application Study Bible, 1 Kings 19:10)

“…though we struggle on a daily basis to remain faithful to our beliefs and our God there are many who have finished this life successfully and now dwell in a place were there is no more sorrow. We are encouraged to persevere, to set our eyes on the finish line, to continue to live a life that is pleasing to God.” (Cindy Egly)

“…stay faithful at all times to the Lord, and He will reward you. Perhaps, not in your time or in your way, but He will reward us abundantly in His time, in His way.” (Fr. Stavros N. Akrotirianakis)

“Faithful ministry requires discipline: obedience, self-denial, and struggle.” (Orthodox Study Bible, 2 Timothy 2:3-6)

“True inspiration comes to those who have prepared themselves to receive it, those who search, those who pray, those who struggle and persevere, those who remain faithful and trust…There is no better measure of real success than Jesus’ words, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” (Father James C. Moulketis , Mel Lawrenz)

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