This past Sunday, my pastor spoke on one of the fruits of the Spirit from Galatians 6 – Faithfulness.
Faithfulness means being utterly reliable and true to your word. I feel that, today in our society and even in Christian circles, we lack faithfulness. The question to ask ourselves is: “Do I trust God enough to show up?”
I’m faithful to church, job, family, marriage, and as a citizen of this country. As my pastor, Dave Teruel, said, “It is more than a religious exercise.” Our ultimate example of faithfulness is Christ. I am so grateful that my salvation is not dependent on how I feel, but on God’s faithfulness.
Hebrews 13:5b says that the Lord will never leave us or forsake us. We must be faithful to glorify Christ. We cannot hide in our culture, but we must set our light on a hill. We must be faithful to interact with our culture. Are you running from it or going and making disciples?
Our faithfulness should not be works based, but worshipping God in truth. In order to be faithful, we must be open to God’s Word. His Word reveals the reality of faithfulness in what Christ did on the Cross.
We are we true to our word? Does the Lord find me faithful in all areas of my life? Only through His Spirit working in me can I be found faithful.
Psalm 36:5 says, “Thy mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens, and thy faithfulness reaches unto the clouds.” Ponder what Christ has done for you.
Lamentations 3:22-23 says, “ It is because of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not, they are new every morning; great is Thy faithfulness.”
“Great is Thy faithfulness,” O God my Father,
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not
As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.
“Great is Thy faithfulness!” “Great is Thy faithfulness!“
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided—
“Great is Thy faithfulness,” Lord, unto me!
Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above,
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.
Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
Thy own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!