Faithful. Who among us can declare that they are faithful in ALL things? What does it mean to be faithful?
We may give ourselves props for being faithful in certain areas, but where do we fall short of being faithful? Where does my heart and yours grow tired of believing or remaining loyal? What causes us to grow tired and full of doubt? What causes us to be tossed about in our faith? What are believing in? Who are we believing in?
Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. Ephesians 4:14
We can be thrown off course. We could allow ourselves to be tossed about. We can take our eyes off of Jesus. We can sink instead of walk.
Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death. Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of first fruits of all he created. James 1: 12-18
We ALL fall short of the glory of God. Jesus is the only One who has been tempted in every way and yet remained sinless. We sin. We doubt the goodness of God. It has been that way since the fall of man. We doubt His goodness and His love for us. We may begin to think He is mad at us or holding out on us or we have to somehow earn His blessings. We don’t understand and can’t see the big picture, so at times, we are tempted to believe lies about God and about ourselves.
May we choose to believe God today. May we choose to keep our eyes on Jesus. May my heart and yours be in remembrance of all He has done for us, even though none of us deserves it. “He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of first fruits of all He created”. What an honor! There is nothing greater we could ever hope for. The invitation is open. Real LIFE is waiting for you. FAITH is how you believe. Jesus is calling you.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Walk By Faith
by Jeremy Camp
Would I believe you when you would say
Your hand will guide my every way
Will I receive the words You say
Every moment of every day
Well I will walk by faith
Even when I cannot see
Well because this broken road
Prepares Your will for me
Help me to rid my endless fears
You’ve been so faithful for all my years
With one breath You make me new
Your grace covers all I do
Well I’m broken- but I still see Your face
Well You’ve spoken- pouring Your words of grace
I will walk, I will walk, I will walk by faith
I will, I will, I will walk by faith
Well hallelujah, hallelu…….