Faithfulness is quite a common word in today’s world. This is because when it comes to marriages or relationships, it is a word that qualifies a person’s committment to his/her spouse.
However, faithfulness as a Fruit of the Spirit has to do with being FULL OF FAITH. This I say in the most simplest form so we can understand. Now faith is defined in Hebrews 11:1 as “the confident assurance that something we want is going to happen. It is the certainty that what we hope for is waiting for us, even though we cannot see it up ahead.” So now let me ask you, how faithful to the Lord or how full of faith in the Lord have you been?
For me, I must confess that for the past few months, I’ve seen myself doubt a lot of times and Oh, God being a faithful God has kept proving Himself faithful to His word and this embarrasses me that I just fall on my face and ask for mercy. Faithfulness can be a challenging one I must confess but guess what, we don’t have to struggle on our own because the Holy Spirit is in us to help us.
God is forever faithful. It is us that stay unfaithful
The relationship we have with God as individuals, is like our marriage and I want to believe we are faithful to our husbands. If we as wives can be faithful to a man God created, what’s our excuse for not being faithful to God? I am also asking myself.
But the fruit of the Spirit [the result of His presence within us] is love [unselfish concern for others], joy, [inner] peace, patience [not the ability to wait, but how we act while waiting], kindness, goodness, FAITHFULNESS, gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no law.
How about we start trusting God no matter what and becoming his loyal person? Believing what He said without looking for proof. Trusting that He is working even though it might not look like it. And this through the help of the Holy Spirit in us.
The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. – Lamentation 3:22,23
Dear God, everyday you sign a new agreement of your faithfulness to me. From today I begin to sign a new agreement of my faithfulness to you. Because Lord if I am faithful to you, I will be faithful to those and all you have committed to me.
Lord, your love reaches to the heavens. Your loyalty goes to the skies. – Psalm 36:5
Lord, if I take a tape measure and start to measure out the distance from here to the sky, I will go on for days. I know how immeasurable your faithfulness is to me, So help me to trust you everyday completely.
He never doubted that God would keep his promise. Abraham never stopped believing. He grew stronger in his faith and gave praise to God. Abraham felt sure that God was able to do the thing that God promised. So, “God accepted Abraham’s faith, and that made him right with God.” – Romans 4:20-22
Lord, even when I cannot see it, help me to trust you. Even when it doesn’t look like it, help me to stay loyal to you. Even when others don’t understand me, help me to be more confident in you. When you look at me each day, find me trusting, confident and loyal.
We all experience times of testing, which is normal for every human being. But God will be faithful to you. He will screen and filter the severity, nature, and timing of every test or trial you face so that you can bear it. And each test is an opportunity to trust him more, for along with every trial God has provided for you a way of escape that will bring you out of it victoriously. – 1 Corinthians 10:12,13
Lord, no matter how the test comes, help me always remember this: “There is a way of escape. I got the Spirit of God who will give speed to my legs if I have to run and bring words to my mouth if I have to speak and boldness to my heart if I am pressured.” in Jesus name.
So Sarai said to Abram, “The Lord has prevented me from having children. Go and sleep with my servant. Perhaps I can have children through her.” And Abram agreed with Sarai’s proposal. – Genesis 16:2
Dear Lord, don’t let me be the one that makes my husband or children or friends doubt you. Make me the catalyst that makes everyone believe all you have said.
You can trust these words: If we were joined with him in his death, then we are joined with him in his life! If we are joined with him in his sufferings, then we will reign together with him in his triumph. But if we disregard him, then he will also disregard us. But even if we are faithless, he will still be full of faith, for he never wavers in his faithfulness to us! – 2 Timothy 2:11-13
Lord, I know there will be moment when my doubts want to triumph over my faith, when it looks like it’s all over; or it feels as though time is gaining on me. In the times when my faith cannot carry me, let me remember you are ever faithful.
The master answered, ‘You did well. You are a good servant who can be trusted. You did well with small things. So I will let you care for much greater things. Come and share my happiness with me.’ – Matthew 25:21
Lord, help me be that servant you can trust.
- Are there some areas in your life where you have been unfaithful to God?
- Are there things that have taken the most loyal place in your heart?
- How would you grow in faithfulness to God?
Thank you so much for joining in today. We are almost at the end and I hope to share with you again tomorrow.
All Scriptures are quoted from http://www.biblegateway.com