The Beauty of Faithfulness.

yi_thebeautyoffaithfulness_womaninautumn318x201Nothing flourishes without faithfulness. Imagine a world where God wasn’t faithful and didn’t keep his word. The sun would shine randomly. Sometimes the ground would be solid, at other times like quicksand. Maybe we would have Spring, if he was in the mood. We would never know what to expect. It would be impossible to plan or feel safe. It would be chaos.

Our entire existence is held together by the power of His Word.

Hebrews 1:2-4, GOD’S WORD Translation – In these last days he has spoken to us through his Son. God made his Son responsible for everything. His Son is the one through whom God made the universe. His Son is the reflection of God’s glory and the exact likeness of God’s being. He holds everything together through his powerful words.

Often times we experience chaos in life because we are not faithful. The good news is God has given every man a measure of faith. If we need help, all we have to do is ask God for the strength to be consistent in every area (Romans 12:3, Romans 8:26).

  • Consistent in devotion to God. Commit to daily prayer, reading the Word of God, and a holy lifestyle, fleeing even the appearance of sin and immorality. (Romans 12:2, 1 Thessalonians 5:22)
  • Consistent in believing. Believe the Word of God and refuse doubt. (James 1:6-8)
  • Consistent in God’s assignment. Accept God’s assignment and never quit. (2 Timothy 4:6-8)
  • Consistent in the Body of Christ. Commit to the Lord Jesus and abide in Him. (John 15:4-7)
  • Consistent in our relationships. Commit to your spouse, family and friends and stay in relationship. (Ephesians 5:24-29, 1 Timothy 5:8, 1 John 4:20-21)
  • Consistent in our local church. Commit to a local body of believers and stay in fellowship. (Hebrews 10:24-25)

We know how to be faithful. Consider this: Have you ever had a favorite TV show? You watched it faithfully. You knew the day and time it aired. You set that time aside as special and you looked forward to it. Plus, you found a way to catch up on any missed episodes.

The Lord is higher than any entertainment. If we can be faithful to a watching a TV episode which offers no eternal reward and has little value in this life, we can be faithful to Christ. Yes we can. He is worth any inconvenience or discomfort. Jesus has already put us first by dying for our sins, while we were yet sinners (Romans 5:8).

There is an eternal reward for being faithful to Christ.

Luke 12:35-38, GOD’S WORD Translation – “Be ready for action, and have your lamps burning. Be like servants waiting to open the door at their master’s knock when he returns from a wedding. Blessed are those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes. I can guarantee this truth: He will change his clothes, make them sit down at the table, and serve them. They will be blessed if he comes in the middle of the night or toward morning and finds them awake.”

Luke 12:42-44, Living Bible – “And the Lord replied, “I’m talking to any faithful, sensible man whose master gives him the responsibility of feeding the other servants. If his master returns and finds that he has done a good job, there will be a reward—his master will put him in charge of all he owns.”

1 Corinthians 4:2, New King James Version – “Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful.

This is not the time to be inconsistent with the Lord. Imagine your employer has scheduled your annual review. Is that the time to be late for work every day or neglect your duties? Of course not. Your promotion and possibly even your position is at stake. Be wise.

Luke 12:39-40, Living Bible – Everyone would be ready for him if they knew the exact hour of his return—just as they would be ready for a thief if they knew when he was coming. So be ready all the time. For I, the Messiah, will come when least expected.”

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Valerie Morrow

Valerie Morrow was born-again at the tender age of 5, but has been chasing Jesus and the will of God seriously for about 10 years. She is well acquainted with the struggles and triumphs of Christian women. As a busy (we prefer the word productive) wife, mother, entrepreneur, leader, ministry student and writer, she focuses on being well-balanced, as a necessity in life. Valerie has been a waitress, a secretary, a receptionist, a marketing assistant, an account coordinator, an account manager, a marketing director, a business owner and the "candy lady." She has learned the meaning of being secure in Christ regardless of your position or function in life and loves to share her insights through devotionals, bible studies and "self- improvement" articles from a Biblical perspective. Valerie is the wife of Henry Morrow and the mother of two children. She is an active member of Victory Life Faith Center under the leadership of Pastor Lewis Brown.

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