Are You Faithful?
Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness (Lamentations 3:22-23).
Moreover it is essentially required in stewards that a man be found faithful – proving himself worthy of trust (1 Corinthians 4:2-Amplified)
A faithful man will abound with blessings, but he who hastens to be rich will not go unpunished (Proverbs 28:20).
God is faithful, and renews His mercies to us every single day. His steadfastness is surer than the rising of the sun. His desire is that we be faithful just like Him. Faithfulness is something that we must choose to walk in. It transcends feelings and circumstances. A faithful person is as faithful when the storm is producing relentless rain as he is when the sun is shining. Outward things simply do not shake the person of faithful heart.
Here are some definitions: Faithfulness: the quality or state of being faithful.
Faithful: true or constant in affection or allegiance; loyal; firm in adherence to promises oaths, or undertakings; firm and thorough in observance of duty.
The Father abundantly blesses the faithful. Part of this may be due to the fact that the faithful person will hang in there through thick and thin. It takes consistency to receive from the Lord. A double minded person is unstable in all of his ways.
To find God’s best for your life you must be faithful! He rarely speaks to a slack person! He’s already spoken 66 books full of directives! And unless we’re after obeying what He’s already instructed, He’s not likely to add more in the way of specifics! And let me mention that this is not a legalistic thing. When Jesus bears His presence on my heart through His Word, that precious presence urges me to bless and be a blessing. That presence from within urges you and me to action.
I began ministry just by being faithful in small things. Whatever I saw that needed to be done in my church, I just pitched in and helped without being asked. There are so many who are much more skilled than me to preach and to pastor. But God rarely looks at skills. He looks at the heart. And there He yearns to find faithfulness!
If you’re not sure of exactly what the Father has for you, just start being faithful! Two things will happen. First of all, you’ll be blessed! And secondly, the Father will shed His light on your path, and you will eventually walk into the plan of God for your life!