Today I feel like God is telling me to remind you of his faithfulness. This morning as I spent time in prayer and in the word I began to think of his faithfulness to me personally.
In this world we live in, with the news media and all the things we hear going on in the earth, it is easy to focus on the negative and the bad things happening. I am not denying them at all, but I am saying that it is better to focus on him and his faithfulness. If we focus on the negative, we will lose hope, however if we daily remind ourselves of his faithfulness, our hope will remain strong and it is then that we will see our world restored back to God.
Hebrews 10:23 says; Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. (NKJ) It is important to hold fast to our hope and speak hope at all times, without wavering, knowing our God is faithful.
Philippians 4:8 says; Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy–meditate on these things.
It is hard for me to be around a person who is negative, who is always talking about negative things and the bad things that are happening in the earth. We, as Christians, are not supposed to magnify the evil; we are supposed to magnify the Lord and his mighty works. And trust me, at all times, the Lord is displaying mighty works, you only have to look for them and then choose to meditate on them instead of the negative.
Like most people I could look back over the last few years and come up with a ton of ‘negative’ things to meditate on…yet this morning as I read hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful…I began to remember all the acts of faithfulness I have experienced over the years.
I thought about the truth that God keeps my family safe and healthy. I thought about the fact that God has brought me through such great loss and caused me to keep my peace, and come out with joy. I thought about the seed I sowed in 1996 and how I am still living off that harvest even this day.
You see, I was at a conference and the man was talking about sowing a seed for a specific purpose. I had $10, I sowed it for a purpose; my prayer was to be able to work with the word of God every single day and to work in a place where I could spend all my time with God and in his word. I sowed that seed in 1996 and to this day I am living in that harvest – he who promised is faithful.
Today I am living proof of his faithfulness. He has been faithful to me even when I didn’t realize it. He has kept me through situations that I could not have survived without him. He didn’t walk away from me even when I questioned his word and his love for me. He remained right there, loving me, healing me and bringing me back to the truth of his love and his faithfulness.
Sure we can look at the negative. But when we do we simply draw more negative to us, with our words and with our actions. Or we can choose to dwell on his faithfulness and as we do, we will see more and more of his faithfulness abound in our lives. I don’t know about you but that is what I want.
One time I was driving to Pennsylvania, while I was driving God said to me; ‘Psalm 27:13, this is your word.’
I was driving up the interstate and I had no idea what that verse said, I could not grab my bible and look it up, it was packed away in my bag, I had to wait for hours to see what it said. When I arrived at my hotel, I grabbed my bible and turned to Psalm 27:13 and read; I would have lost heart, unless I had believed I would see the goodness of God in the land of the living.
Over the years, as challenging things have come my way I have remembered this word. I know I will see the goodness of God in the land of the living, I even know I will see it in every situation, if I simply stand firm. I will see the goodness of God in my personal life and I will see the goodness of God in your life.
Each morning I pray over our partners and readers, that God’s blessings will overtake you and saturate your life, that you will see and experience his goodness and I know you will…as you continue to dwell in his faithfulness.
I don’t know what you have been through or even what you are going through right now as you read this, but this I do know; he who promised is faithful. Our God is faithful. He can be nothing but faithful…mediate on that today.