Remaining Faithful – Part 2
By Margaret D. Mitchell
Week of February 21, 2021
God is abundant in His "stability and faithfulness" (Lam. 3:23).
He is unwavering in His truth.
And with God, we can be, too.
Proverbs 14:14 TPT assures us that those who remain in His truth receive "a sweet reward."
Faithfulness means to be full of faith—truth, confidence, trust, and belief.
Some synonyms are loyalty, steadfastness, and resoluteness (Webster’s).
As God faithfully delivers us into pinnacles of promise, let’s commit to express faithfulness to Him as willing obedience without limitation.
Psalm 119:133 TPT says, "Prepare before me a path filled with your promises, and don’t allow even one sin to have dominion over me."
We are able to go the distance because He is able (Luke 24:38).
Because He is in us.
Surrendering to Him and syncing with Him are paramount, even as we wait for His next steps.
Psalm 72:6-7 TPT say, "Your favor will fall like rain upon our surrendered lives, like showers reviving the earth. In the days of his reign the righteous will spring forth with the abundance of peace and prosperity forevermore."
So, as we faithfully work God's plan in this way, we will experience His peace and new life, even as we grow, which is His confirmation to us that He is in it with us and will faithfully help us (Luke 24:37).
As we follow Him all the way to outward fulfillment.
Isaiah 41:10 TPT offers us God’s strategy, saying, "Do not yield to fear, for I am always near. Never turn your gaze from me, for I am your faithful God. I will infuse you with my strength and help you in every situation. I will hold you firmly with my victorious right hand."
We can also remember Psalm 112:7 TPT, which says, "They will not live in fear or dread of what may come, for their hearts are firm, ever secure in their faith."
So, as we go forward, and feel fear in new territory, these are good verses to faithfully repeat back to God in prayer.
God is so faithful that we can put our entire confidence in Him for every moment. Even during times of contending, He will enable us to rule in the midst of our enemies (Ps 110:2 TPT).
Psalm 20:4 TPT reminds us by saying, "May God give you every desire of your heart and carry out your every plan as you go to battle."
Luke 12:12 TPT says, "Simply be confident and allow the Spirit of Wisdom access to your heart, and he will reveal in that very moment what you are to say to them."
This level of truth comes from knowing the Holy Spirit, following Him, and agreeing with Him intimately.
So, in our promised land, we can be confident that, although the enemy seeks to outwit us to ultimately defeat us, God offers His wisdom lavishly, as we submit to and follow Him (Luke 21:14-15).
This obedience to divine wisdom will extend our lives as we enjoy God’s promises, knowing that He, as Holy Spirit living in us, is our only sustainable inner fulfillment and our constant Source outwardly.
In other words, remaining faithful to Him facilitates abundant life in its many expressions of fruit, including spiritual and material.
So, remaining faithful to Him is everything.
Jesus’ words to His disciples in Luke 24:49 TPT assure us of this by saying, "And I will send the fulfillment of the Father’s promise to you. So stay here in the city until the mighty power of heaven falls upon you and wraps around you."
Our Lord will be with us, and up ahead of us waiting for us, as we become more like Him and head farther into destiny.
I like how the Tyndale Bible Dictionary puts it: “Faithfulness, then, must not be viewed as an isolated act. Rather, it is an attitude that should characterize the entire life of those who say they have faith in God.”
Psalm 81:13-14, 16 TPT say, "O that my people would once and for all listen to me and walk faithfully in my footsteps, following my ways. Then and only then will I conquer your every foe and tell every one of them, 'You must go!' But I will feed you with my spiritual bread. You will feast and be satisfied with me, feeding on my revelation-truth like honey dripping from the cliffs of the high place."
So, friends, pray with me if you will…
Thank You for Your grace and faithfulness. Deliver us from every ungodly attitude and behavior that tries to hinder our victory through Your great sacrifice for us. We trust You to bring us up higher. Thank You for revealing Your victory strategies to us that help us remain faithful to You in Your Promised Land, as we continue on in the race You have set before us.
In Jesus’ Mighty Name,
Margaret D. Mitchell is the Founder of God's Love at Work, a marketplace outreach purposed to share God's greatest power source - the love of Christ.