Thursday, March 27, 2008

Walking in Faithfulness

What can help us to cultivate God's faithfulness in our life?
Well, God's Word comes to our rescue with a few practical suggestions.
  • Call upon God in prayer. "On the day I called Thou didst answer me: Thou didst make me bold with strength in my soul" (Psalm 138:3).
  • Be faithful in small things. "He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much" (Luke 16:10).
  • Rely on God's strength. "I can do all things through Him who strengthens me" (Philippians 4:13).
  • Fight self-indulgence. "I buffet my body and make it my slave" (1 Corinthians 9:27).
  • Eliminate laziness and idleness. "[She] does not eat the bread of idleness" (Proverbs 31:27).
  • Begin at home. "She looks well to the ways of her household" (Proverbs 31:27).
  • Be faithful in all things. "Woman in all things" (1 Timothy 3:11).
  • Become a "hero." I close this chapter with a prayer that the following definition of a "hero" will move you - as it has me- to desire greater faithfulness.

The Hero
he hero does not set out to be one. He is probably
more surprised than others by such recognition. He
was there when the crisis occurred...and he
responded as he always had in any situation. He
was simply doing what had to be done! Faithful
where he was in his duty there...he was ready
when the crisis arose. Being where he was sup-
posed to be...doing what he was supposed to do...
responding as was his circumstances as
they developed...devoted to duty - he did the

(Richard C. Halverson)

-Elizabeth George, A Woman's Walk With God, pp. 165-166

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