Be Found Faithful!
The Psalmist wrote, “taste and see that the Lord is good.” You and I are not asked to give God blind faith. Rather we are invited into a relationship where we come to know God not through a theological education, but through experience.
I don’t put my faith in God simply because He is God. I put my faith in God because there has not been one time where He has demonstrated Himself to be anything but fully faithful. He has been faithful. He is faithful and will be faithful. He is faithful, faithful, faithful!
Therefore, I have faith in Him as my heavenly father because over and over again He has demonstrated what it is to be a good and loving father. I have faith in Him as my healer because time and time again He has demonstrated that He heals every disease. I have faith in Him as my Savior because time and time again He has fully delivered me from the power of sin.
Do you see it? He is fully faithful and because of that absolute reality I can be fully filled with faith in Him. My friend, no matter what you are walking through at this moment or what you may face tomorrow, you can do so knowing that God is faithful till the end!
Let me finish with three steps you can take to remain faithful:
1. Fully make up your mind! Take quitting and/or failure off the table.
”No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:37–39 (ESV)
2. Fix your eyes on the One who was and is faithful! His faithfulness is an encouragement to us to follow Him.
“Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame.” Hebrews 12:1–2 (ESV)
3. Fill your heart with the words of faith. If you are finding your faith to be weak, ask yourself, “What am I listening to?”. Every voice is either amplifying your fears or your faith.
“So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” Romans 10:17 (ESV)
This weekend we continue our series from Revelation on, “The Seven Churches.” These past two weeks have been culture shifting. I am certain this week will be as well!