This past week I have been thinking about God’s faithfulness. What does it mean for one to be faithful? Most of the time, faithfulness is tied to a consistency of action. One is faithful when one consistently does what one says he/she will do. It is like a promise. One will gladly trust in a promise if the person consistently fulfills what is promised.
With God, it is no different. God’s faithfulness is tied to a trust in the fact that God will perform what has been promised. For God, what is at stake is not only a consistency of action but God’s very nature. Who God Is Determines What God Does. Therefore, for God to not do what was promised is for God’s very nature to be in jeopardy. When you are asked to trust in God’s faithfulness, you are asked to trust God’s very nature.
When Joshua inherited the mantle of leadership, he was commanded to trust…to trust in what God promised. What was that promise? It was that God would be with him. It is the same for you: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged for the LORD your God will be with wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9). Trust in the faithfulness of God by trusting in God’s very nature.
This week’s reading:
- Monday – Luke 11
- Tuesday – Luke 12
- Wednesday – Luke 13
- Thursday – Luke 14
- Friday – Luke 15
Please Pray for:
- For the family, friends and loved ones of those precious lives lost in the recent storms.
- The United Methodist Church and Post-General Conference Information Session, March 9, 2019 in Tifton, Georgia.
- Our families, homes, workplace, church, and community.
- Our nation and our leaders.
- Those who are grieving and depressed.
- Those who are unwillingly absent.
- Ongoing Building Renovations, Modifications, and Phase 3: Completion of New Youth Building and rear parking.