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Great is God’s Faithfulness

God is a faithful God!  We are told of His faithfulness in very many places in Scripture. One of my favorite turn-to’s when facing challenges is in Lamentations 3.

Lamentations 3:22 It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. 3:23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

God in His Word gives us His promise that He will be faithful to us if we love Him and seek to keep all of His ways and He promises He will establish us and keep us from evil.
Deuteronomy 7:9 Know therefore that the Lord thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;

2 Thessalonians 3:3 But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.

Our Father is the faithful One who called us to a personal relationship with His Son, to have both of them in our lives and to walk with them every day.

1 Corinthians 1:9 God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

He tells us that we have nothing to fear for He will never leave us nor forsake us.

Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

Psalm 33:4 For the word of the Lord is right; and all his works are done in truth [faithfulness].

As I look back over my life, I can count so many times that God showed His faithfulness to me.  A good exercise (that helps to build faith) is to write out all the times that God has delivered, rescued, provided for, forgiven or healed us; and just praise Him for His faithfulness and give thanks that He is the “same yesterday, and today, and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8)  We could fill pages and pages with God’s goodness and intervention.

God is faithful not just in the big dramatic ways, but His faithfulness is all around us and we can easily take everyday seemingly little miracles for granted. God’s miracles need not always be accompanied by dramatic revelation or manifestations (1st Kings 19:11-12). The Creation abounds with object lessons for it teams with life and demonstrates for us (if we are paying attention) God’s provision for humans, the earth, the animals, sea creatures and the birds, etc., etc. 

Only God can create life and all living things are miracles from God. As spring and summer approach each year some of us start gardens; it is still so amazing to me to plant tiny seeds and then a few days later see them germinate with small green sprouts beginning to appear.  Weeks later a small shoot turns into a large plant and eventuality it begins to grow fruit; all from a tiny seed.

So many wonders in nature, the beauty of the sun, moon and stars, the wilderness areas with all the trees, lakes, streams, waterfalls, new birth everywhere, etc.  

But one of the greatest miracles is our calling.  To have the veil taken off our eyes and to be called out from unbelief and then to be given the ability to understand the spiritual things of God and His incredible plan for us, is such a marvelous gift from God! And not only a gift but a miraculous occurrence in our lives.

1 Corinthians 2:3 And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. 2:4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:

2:5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

2:Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:

2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:

2:Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

2:10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.

2:11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.

This Sabbath day, let us stop and reflect on the blessedness of being called at this time and give God thanks for the gift of His Holy Spirit which makes the impossible…..possible; and for the sure knowledge that He will faithfully keep all of His promises if we remain faithful to Him.

Joshua 23:14 …. and ye know in all your hearts and in all your souls, that not one thing hath failed of all the good things which the Lord your God spake concerning you; all are come to pass unto you, and not one thing hath failed thereof.

If this was true back then, then all the good things that our Lord has spoken concerning the future that we will have with Him and God the Father will not fail either. He is the same, yesterday, today and forever

Have a wonderful and inspiring Sabbath everyone!

Constance Belanger and James Malm

 

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