Tuesday, June 7, 2016
“Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart.” Proverbs 3:3
As we journey through life, we must choose to be faithful to God. Faithfulness is always a choice.
Our God is faithful – He keeps His words, He never leaves us, even when we misbehave, and He will never forsake us. So, we too, must be faithful in our relationship with Him. We should not give up or give in because times get tough or we don’t understand what’s happening in our lives at that moment. Our God loves us so very much and we are to respond to the abundance of His love and His goodness towards us by choosing to be faithful.
Remember, faithfulness is love hanging on.
If we are honest with ourselves, we would say that remaining faithful isn’t always easy. There is so much temptation around to cause us to worship idols (whether it be money, self, or religious gods), grumble, complain, worry and be ungrateful. Many times, you have to dig deep to say, “I’m going to trust the Lord, no matter what. I know that He is faithful to His promise.”
That’s why we have the Holy Spirit to help us.
As Believers in Christ who are filled with the Holy Spirit, we have been given the ability to be faithful to God in every way. God knows that we cannot be faithful without the Holy Spirit’s help. Jesus was faithful even to death on the cross because He had the Holy Spirit. We too, have the Holy Spirit so we have no excuse for our unfaithfulness. The ability and the help are already within us. We must choose to activate it.
In this season of the Kingdom of God, our faithfulness must be upgraded. Today, let us be intentional about being faithful to our faithful God, relying on the Holy Spirit to help us and obeying His word. Remind yourself today that God deserves your faithfulness and connect with the power within you to stay true to your commitment to Love and Obey God no matter what.
You are stronger than you think!