Monday, June 6, 2016
“Only fear the Lord, and serve Him in truth with all your heart; for consider what great things He has done for you.” 1 Samuel 12:24
Time and time again, we have seen the faithfulness of God in our lives and in the lives of those who surround us. He is faithful to His word and to His promises – that which He says He will do, He does. Things may not happen when we expect or plan for it, but God’s word is good. Whatever He has promised will come through right on time, according to His divine schedule.
In our individual relationships with our heavenly Father, faithfulness is required from both parties. God is faithful to us (praise the Lord for that!), but, we must also be faithful to Him. Faithful to obey His word, faithful to trust Him, faithful to love Him and put His first in our lives and faithful to serve Him.
So, what exactly is faithfulness?
If you looked in the dictionary, you would find a technical definition that says, “To follow through with a commitment regardless of difficulty.” That’s a good definition.
Another way of saying it is: “Faithfulness is love hanging on.”
It is love saying, “I will not quit.” Although you may not feel happy in the moment or understand all that’s happening around you, you will not turn your back on God and walk away from Him.
You know that He is faithful and you know that you are faithful to believe every word that HE has promised. And, because of His great love for you and your love for Him, you will remain faithful in your relationship. Faithfulness and love always go hand in hand. Faithfulness is love hanging on.
In life, you will be discouraged. You will be disappointed. But faithfulness says, “Even though there is discouragement and disappointment, I will not let go, I will not quit. I will keep on loving God and serving Him, because God has called me to be faithful.”
This week we will take time to reflect on our faithfulness to God and see where we need an upgrade. It’s time to take our faithfulness to God to a whole new level and today is the best day to start.
Looking forward to journeying with you!