Day Eight ~ FAITHFULNESS
Key Bible Verse-
The Lord's loving kindnesses indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning. Great is Your faithfulness.
Thoughts to ponder-
God demonstrates His faithfulness to us in the fact that He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. He is unchanging which means He can be counted on at ALL times. In our human nature, we do not always measure up to this standard. We do change and we do fail. That is why I am so thankful for today's scripture verse that lets us know that every day we have a new opportunity to live a Spirit led life and develop faithfulness.
It is not easy by any means other than the empowerment of the Holy Spirit and can only be measured in the light of God's example, not man's standards. It is of utmost importance that we strive to be faithful to God for His purposes and not our own. Trying to prove to others that we are faithful does not result in good fruit because our focus is in the wrong place.
God has given each one of us gifts and talents and created us each for specific purposes. Our energy should be directed at being faithful to what God has for us to do. We can only discern what that is by being consistent in prayer and pursuing our relationship with Christ. And then we must be obedient in what He reveals to us. If we do not use the skills and resources He has given us in service to His purposes, we lose them. Our goal should be to live a life of faithfulness that honors God so that at the end of it all, we will hear Him say "Well done good and faithful servant" Matthew 25:21a.
Think about people you would consider to be faithful. What has the impact of their faithfulness to God been on those around them? What do you think the impact could be on those around you if you were to be more persistent in cultivating faithfulness in your own life?
Prayer for today-
Lord God, you are faithful all the time! Thank you for your mercy and grace when we miss the mark and new opportunities to begin again. I pray that you would give each of us a clear picture of what it means to be faithful to you and your purposes in our lives. Reveal to us the next step for developing this character in our lives today.
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