Fruit of Faithfulness Series: Day 9
I have a verse to share for today, but I also wanted to take a moment and prepare a short recap of each of the scriptures + daily challenges I posted for the week.
Today’s scripture is from 3 John 1:3-5. This is John writing to his friend Gaius. (note: Gaius is a very common name in these times and it is translated to mean “happy” or “the one who rejoices”.)
3 It gave me great joy when some believers came and testified about your faithfulness to the truth, telling how you continue to walk in it. 4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
5 Dear friend, you are faithful in what you are doing for the brothers and sisters, even though they are strangers to you.
I love this encouragement, I talked about a few days ago how being faithful doesn’t only bless us, but it also blesses others.
Saturday-Saturday Recap (because sometimes less words = greater impact)
But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Galatians 5:22-23 (NLT)
Sunday- Day 2: Great is thy faithfulness
Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. Lamentations 3:23
The challenge was to spend some time with the Lord and ask Him to show his faithfulness to you. Let His mercies wash over you fresh anew!
Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb; you taught me wisdom in that secret place. -Psalm 51:6 (NIV)
The challenge was to find your “spiritual eyes” to discern God’s faithfulness in your everyday life.
Tuesday- I speak of your faithfulness
I do not hide your righteousness in my heart; I speak of your faithfulness and your saving help. I d not conceal your love and your faithfulness from the great assembly. Do not withhold your mercy from me, Lord; may your love and faithfulness always protect me. Psalm 40:10-11
The challenge was to share a story of God’s faithfulness with someone around you, do not hide it in your heart rather share the good news that has the power to save all!
Wednesday- I have walked Faithfully in your Truth
Test me, Lord, and try me,examine my heart and my mind; for I have always been mindful of your unfailing love and have lived in reliance on your faithfulness. Psalm 26:2-3 (NIV)
The challenge was to find an accountability partner that you can both journey through discovering full faithfulness together.
Thursday- The One who calls you is Faithful
The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it. 1 Thessalonians 5:24
The challenge was to show your accountability partner that when tough times come, you are faithful to remain beside them, providing support and encouragement.
So those who rely on faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith. Galatians 3:9
The challenge was to live out this principle: “Those who rely on faith are not only blessed, but bless others.”
The challenge was to play attention to the prompting of the Holy Spirit. Note what He is calling you to do even though it may not be in your plan. We all decide on a plan, but God directs our purpose.
Additional Thoughts for Discussion:
1. Which of these daily challenges provides the most challenge for you? Why?
2. How has focusing on faithfulness shaped your month thus far?
3. What is your biggest take away from this week?
4. How does the scripture from above 3 John 1:3-5 relate to the daily challenges this past week?
Oh and because I love music, here is a song we sang at church today that further discusses faith and following the the Lord, enjoy!
Enjoy sweet friends, I can’t wait to continue our #fruitoffaithfulness challenge together!