Promotions, Plum Lines and “The More”

Kathi Pelton

Our Heavenly Father is looking for sons and daughters that He can trust. As a parent, it always brings me great joy to watch my children grow into mature and trustworthy adults. As they grow in Godly character, integrity, wisdom, humility and a strong work ethic, I know that they will be entrusted with more and more.

God is raising up children that He can entrust with His house and His household. Wise children, who heed the wisdom of their father and mother, become a blessing to the whole family but foolish children, who are reckless and careless, bring hardship upon the whole family. The foolish ones do not act as sons but live independent from the wisdom offered to them; opening up the for the enemy to come through.

In Luke 12:42-45 the Lord tells us a story that paints this picture,

A faithful, sensible servant is one to whom the master can give the responsibility of managing his other household servants and feeding them. If the master returns and finds that the servant has done a good job, there will be a reward. I tell you the truth, the master will put that servant in charge of all he owns.”

He then goes on to tell about the servant who does not heed the instructions of the master but instead acts foolishly while he is away; that servant is banished.

Just as in this story, the Lord is looking for “faithful and sensible” servants (sons and daughters) who will be rewarded and given charge over more. It is important to be faithful and sensible with the small so that you can be trusting with the more! We must not despise the time of small beginnings because that is where we prove ourselves trustworthy.

“Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.” Zechariah 4:10

The plumb line is the tool that checks vertical alignment. In the scriptures it is a term used to keep God’s people from crooked ways. As we allow the plumb line of God’s ways and truth to become the plumb line of our life we will be found faithful and sensible in all that we do; whether small or large.

I believe that the Lord is raising up a generation that will walk according to His righteousness plumb line and they will be entrusted with “the more”. Many want more but have yet to be found faithful with the small. This is a time for the sons and daughters that will heed His voice, His instructions and His plumb line to receive their reward and to be given more. It is also a time for the gift of repentance to be given to those who have not been rightly aligned; it is not too late.

“…When someone has been given much, much will be required in return; and when someone has been entrusted with much, even more will be required.” Luke‬ ‭12:48‬ ‭

I see in my spirit the Lord preparing to “entrust more to faithful sons and daughters”. His plumb line is being held over many lives and ministries (even businesses) in order to bring alignment for the sake of promotions with “the more.” Now is the time to ask for the Spirit of the Lord to align you (and all that you have been entrusted with) with His perfect ways. It is time for the crooked ways to be made straight because there is a great work ahead. Allow His plumb line to be held over you so that a vertical alignment will come upon you and all that you are building.

Just as Jesus prayed this over His disciples, I pray it over you today,

Make them holy by your truth; teach them your word, which is truth.” John‬ ‭17:17‬ ‭


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2 responses to “Promotions, Plum Lines and “The More””

  1. Kathi, this is excellent! I believe this is a season where strong teaching is vital. With all the new Believers coming in, solid teaching from the Word of God is so important. Praying many will read this and be strengthened.


    1. Thank you. It seems that my articles that “teach” go the most unread and yet probably carry the most significance. If I write a “feel good” article it’s well received but the ones that cause the reader to let their life be realigned or adjusted (which would bring forth a permanent positive result) are overlooked. I’m praying that we all will be reachable and allow the Spirit of God to have His way in every part of our lives. I’m so glad that you enjoyed it.


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