I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. -Psalm 119:11
“Well done good and faithful servant…"(Matthew. 25:23)
Those are the words we want stringed together at the end of our lives as we stand before our Righteous and Holy God.
Those are also the words we should want to hear daily.
Faithfulness is daily.
Our walk with the Lord and in the Lord won’t promise us earthly benefits. This path will be one with warfare and struggles, but He guarantees and assures us of the joy that is set before us in being with our Father, forever, in Heaven. What great reward! What great Hope!
It’s that Hope that allows us to be faithful. It’s what allows us to “count it all joy when we face hardships and various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance, and let endurance have its perfect result so that you may be perfect and complete lacking in nothing” (James 1: 2-4).
The truth is, we don’t drift into faithfulness. We must intentionally and daily fix and gaze our eyes on Christ, the author and perfecter of our Faith (Hebrews 12:2).
He perfects us as we endure, sanctifying us in Him so that our lives will grow brighter and clearer in representing Him.
He delights in our faithfulness to one another when we love and bear each other’s burdens (Galatians 6). He delights in our faithfulness to serve in our local church, loving the fellowship with one another. He delights in our faithfulness to prayer, not giving up or losing heart (Luke 18).
He delights in faithfulness.
May we treasure His faithfulness to us. May we treasure those in our lives who are faithful to Him and our journey and may we pursue to emulate that faithfulness as we grow in the knowledge of our God (Colossians 1:10).
Peace, love & blessings,