Fruit of Faithfulness Series: Day 2
Doesn’t that title automatically make you start singing the old song, “Great is thy faithfulness”.. It does me! For our peace of mind, the video of the song is below for your viewing pleasure (you’re welcome!)
Ok now that we permanently have this song stuck in our heads… I want to share with you how this #fruitoffaithfulness challenge came about.
Our church does a 21 days of prayer every January and every August, and this past August, on the first day of the 21 days of prayer, God gave me a word:faithfulness.
Not only did God give me a word, he gave me a verse: Lamentations 3:23.
I love this thought, that when we start a new month, new week or even a new day, His mercy is limitless and endless each and every day.
We turn over a new leaf everyday. We wake up each morning to see the fresh morning dew kissing the grass and the rest of all God’s glorious creation. God is faithful in His mercies and grace for us.
He does not hold OUR yesterday against the promise of HIS today.
This means that when something happens in our day and it throws us off track, tomorrow is a new day. The dew comes every morning, just like the faithfulness of God.
Let’s take a look at some more of Lamentation 3:22-28:
22 The faithful love of the Lord never ends!
His mercies never cease.
23 Great is his faithfulness;
his mercies begin afresh each morning.
24 I say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance;
therefore, I will hope in him!”
25 The Lord is good to those who depend on him,
to those who search for him.
26 So it is good to wait quietly
for salvation from the Lord.
27 And it is good for people to submit at an early age
to the yoke of his discipline:
28 Let them sit alone in silence
beneath the Lord’s demands.
This challenge came about from the reminder of God’s faithfulness to us and our faithfulness to Him.
Review the passage above. Who does it say that the Lord is good to? What are the instructions for waiting for salvation?
Today (and every day for 30 days) make it part of your daily routine to sit in silence to be in the presence of the Lord. When you sit in His presence things start happening, He reveals much more of Himself and His plan for you.
Take some time and get into the presence of the Lord for a few minutes today. It doesn’t have to be long, just sit in silence and focus on Him. You may find it helpful to begin by thinking about all of the ways God has shown His faithfulness to you, perhaps a notebook to jot down how He has provided for you or rescued you in the past may also help.
As surely as the sun will rise each and every day, the morning brings new mercies from the Lord.
“Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow, Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!”