“Preserve my life, for I am faithful; save your servant, who puts his trust in you because you are my God.” (Psalm 86:2, Complete Jewish Bible)
Ever feel like being faithful is tough? I guess if it wasn’t, then everyone would be faithful. Just by looking around you can easily see that that isn’t happening.
There are days when being faithful can be real weary. Often we are going upstream, as the world flows in the opposite direction. That in and of itself makes us worn out often. We are tempted to back off, back down, or let it go. Standing for what is right, resisting the ungodly ways of the people, in and of itself tends to drag us down. But we must continue to be faithful to the Lord and His ways.
King David prayed often for strength – to resist the enemy, to achieve victory, and to be an overcomer. He continually put his trust in the Lord, declaring to himself and others that the God of Israel was his God. Therefore his trust placed in the right direction, upward, enabled him to be the faithful servant that he was. He had learned through the temptations, trials and circumstances that God was faithful; therefore his trust in Him would bring the ability for himself to be faithful.
Doing the daily tasks we are called to do requires us to keep pressing on. The repeated jobs, day after day, can seem mundane and purposeless sometimes, especially if we see no movement forward in our lives. Caring for children, maintaining a household, showing up every day for the assigned work – week in and week out – bring constant pressures and stress, working on our minds, bodies and spirits. If it wasn’t for the grace of the Lord Jesus, we would end up overdosed, over drugged, and over worked, even as the masses already are. Therefore we must constantly keep our eyes and hearts fixed on Him, as it says in Hebrews.
“…fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.” (Hebrews 12:2-3 NASU)
Be encouraged that you will make it, you will be rewarded, and you will see the Lord’s end purposes as you continue to be faithful in your daily walk. We are on the winning side.
Now think on this,
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Now Think On This – In the New Year of our Lord 05.18.16 – #257 –“Being Faithful” – Wednesday at 5:30 pm
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Again, I would be most grateful if you’d share this encouraging word with your family and friends. You can easily use the social media icons below. Thanks! Steve Some feedback posted on Google+: Pamela shared your blog post on Google+
Hi Steve, as always with your teaching I am uplifted and refreshed. After a challenging two weeks on the mission fields this particular message is so much appreciated Steve in my pausing to refresh.
Love For His People, Inc. founded in 2010 by Steve & Laurie Martin. Charlotte, NC USA
STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS
My good wife Laurie and I (45 years in October 2022!), through the ministry of Love For His People we founded in 2010, give love and support for our friends in Israel and in other nations with friendship, humanitarian aid, and social media support, along with Steve's messages, and our Ahava Adventures trips to Israel.
Steve has also authored and published 34 books.
We live in the Charlotte, NC area. We have four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids.