Happy Sunday! Let’s jump into a quick summary of what this week posts’ talked about and how they build on each other.
Monday-He who promised is Faithful
Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. -Hebrews 10:23 (NIV)
The challenge was to contemplate what it means to hold onto hope and demonstrate faith in the absence of knowing that you are doing ok or that you are on the right path. Just when you think God has forgotten about you remember that the teacher is always quiet during the test.
Tuesday- But Christ is Faithful
But Christ is faithful as the son over God’s house. And we are his house, if indeed we hold firmly to our confidence and the hope in which we glory. Hebrews 3:6
We see a meaningless duty and God sees a meaningful destiny.
The challenge was to focus on the small bricks you are laying. The meticulous effort and energy we are exerting for the glory of God is timely and appointed to us from God.
Wednesday- Love and Faithfulness Meet Together
Love and faithfulness meet together;
righteousness and peace kiss each other.
11 Faithfulness springs forth from the earth,
and righteousness looks down from heaven.
12 The Lord will indeed give what is good,
and our land will yield its harvest.
13 Righteousness goes before him
and prepares the way for his steps. Psalm 85:10-13
There are two ways to capture the peace that God gives us through righteousness and faithfulness.
The challenge was to tap into the peace you already have through Christ in your daily life. I think you will be surprised how prayer and intention will activate His peace that He has already placed deep within you.
Thursday- Well Done Good and Faithful Servant
Well done, good and faithful servant!
We looked at the parable of the bags of gold where the servants were given one, two and five bags each and they had to be good stewards of their money by going and doubling their starting amount. We expand this not just for money and time but also of our spiritual gifts.
The challenge was to consider the following questions:
1.What is the gift God has given you?
2. What are you currently doing that uses your gift? (How are you being a good steward)
3. How can you create more opportunities to use your gift more? How might you be able to become a better steward of your time so that you are able to use your gift?
4. What does practicing your gift look like in your house? your job? your community? your church?
I highly encourage you to review 1 Corinthians to check out more about your spiritual gifts. (giftstest.com)
Friday- The Promise of AMEN
But that does not mean we want to dominate you by telling you how to put your faith into practice. We want to work together with you so you will be full of joy, for it is by your own faith that you stand firm. 2 Corinthians 1:24
The way to eternal joy is through endless faith.
Amen means “so be it” It can also be translated to mean firm,steady and trustworthy. This means that when we say Amen at the end of prayers not because it is a meaningless send off, but a meaningful promise.We use it at the end of prayers. It shows that we agree with them. We are sure that God will answer them. In this way, we give glory to God.
How do we know God is faithful? The Holy Spirit is the deposit He made in us. God gives us the Holy Spirit to show that we belong to him. One day we will share the glory of heaven if we stand firm in Christ.
The challenge was the think about what does it mean to finish a prayer with the phrase that says “So be it”? These aren’t weak prayers, but strong prayers in faith that what we pray will be done because we trust the power of Holy Spirit in us and we trust God for giving us that power to show His love for us.
Saturday- Be Faithful in Prayer
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12
We maintain spiritual fervor by remaining faithful and thankful.
The challenge was to take the words patient, faithful, joyful and interchange them in this verse:
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
What did you notice from this?
How can you be more intentional about being joyful and thankful so you can be faithful?
So you tell me ,what are the similarities and differences between the verses? Has your understand of peace changed at all? Do you pay more attention to the “amen” at the end of your prayers?
I’m starting to really take notice of the relationship between thankfulness, faithfulness, righteousness and peace… I LOVE IT! I love that these are evidence of the Holy Spirit in our lives?
Completely off topic but I want to know, why is it do you think that we can be completely faithful in certain areas of our life, but completely faithless in others?
Blessings friends, have a great week! Comment below any of your above answers!