Fruit of Faithfulness Series: Day 4
Today we are jumping right in to the entire passage for the start: Psalm 40:9-13
9 I proclaim your saving acts in the great assembly;
I do not seal my lips, Lord,
as you know.
10 I do not hide your righteousness in my heart;
I speak of your faithfulness and your saving help.
I do not conceal your love and your faithfulness
from the great assembly.
11 Do not withhold your mercy from me, Lord;
may your love and faithfulness always protect me.
12 For troubles without number surround me;
my sins have overtaken me, and I cannot see.
They are more than the hairs of my head,
and my heart fails within me.
13 Be pleased to save me, Lord;
come quickly, Lord, to help me.
I do not hide your righteousness in my heart; I speak of your faithfulness and your saving help. Psalm 40:10
When we have this experience, this transformation from the Holy Spirit from the inside out we can’t contain ourselves. When we are able to not only see God’s faithfulness in our lives but also FEEL it, we want to shout it from the roof tops!
God’s faithfulness isn’t just part of the past, it is a promise for the future.
Who wouldn’t want to shout the good news of His faithfulness with everyone! In the presence of God we can experience this feeling of faithfulness. While this is a scared moment among the presence of God, it is also how God creates experiences in us that propels us to share this experience with each other.
She’s so happy, what has gotten into her?
There is something different about her, I wonder what her secret is?
I do not conceal your love and your faithfulness from the great assembly. Psalm 40:10
Thus the power of the testimony!
God gives us these testimonies to show His love for us to us and to demonstrate to others.
My testimony is the epitome of God’s saving grace (and I know yours is too!) Below here is a excerpt from my bio on my life coaching page:
My journey to where I am today started about 2 years ago. I was newly married and had just moved to another state away from my family and friends. I was working as an adjunct online professor and a database manager all from my home, but something was missing. I felt that God was calling to me more, but I wasn’t quite sure where to begin.Finally, I hit one of the lowest points of my life, sinking into depression and allowing feelings of unworthiness and doubt to creep in, I cried out to the Lord! “Lord I feel empty, as if I know I am fearfully and wonderfully made, I ask you to show me what it is that you have called me to do. No sooner did I pray that prayer that he led me to the words “Christian Life Coach” in a devotional I was reading.
After prayerful consideration, I took the next step. I went on a journey of transformation and self-discovery which has led me to where I am today, completely fulfilled and living out God’s purpose for my life. It hasn’t been easy and it surely wasn’t over night, but I’ve been able to transform into a woman who no longer needs reassurance and validation from other people, I get all I need knowing that I am a daughter of Christ, and that he has created me specifically to help other people know their purpose and realign themselves with him to bring him glory.
I share this to remind you that the need to share our stories to someone is greater than the need for us to stay guarded.
Before I give you the daily challenge, can I bring your attention to verse 12:
For troubles without number surround me; my sins have overtaken me, and I cannot see, They are more than the hairs of my head,and my heart fails within me.
I feel like I’m drowning today. I am swimming against the current of my sinful thoughts and actions and I am just plain tired. I’m tired of fighting and tired of losing. I am tired of giving up and starting over. Again. Again and again.
We are in most need of God’s faithfulness when we feel defenseless.
We need to hear stories of God’s faithfulness from each other to help us realize we are not alone. We need to be able to share stories of God’s mercy and grace to each other to help build up one another in Christ’s love.