It’s a new month! 4 months have gone by in 2019. You might have started this year with so much positivity and perhaps you’re beginning to slack because things aren’t going as you imagined, BUT God is always faithful.
This post is just to encourage you not to lose momentum and to persevere. Praise and worship Him even when it doesn’t make sense. Thank God that you are alive. The fact that you are alive, regardless of everything you’ve been through, means God is faithful! Where there is life, there is hope.
God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord – 1 Cor. 1:9 NKJV
This is a faithful saying: For if we died with Him, We shall also live with Him. If we endure, We shall also reign with Him. If we deny Him, He also will deny us. If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself – 2 Timothy 2:11-13 NKJV
These verses tell us that God is faithful when we are faithless. He cannot deny himself; that’s His nature. For God to be faithful, He needs to have fellowship with you. To me, fellowship could be seen as a ‘fellow-in-a-ship’. A ship doesn’t belong on the ground but on the sea.
When the ship is on the sea, storms can arise. If God is calling us to fellowship with His Son, it is because He knows for sure that there will be storms of life but He wants you to understand that He is faithful!
Why do you lose heart when circumstances rise up against you? How do you handle issues of life?
What happens when you’ve shared your plans with others and told people “God said to me…”, yet it seems like God has disappointed you? You are now ashamed to say that God said, instead you begin to say “Maybe it was my heart or me just talking to myself”. But understand that God is always faithful to His Word.
When you find yourself in situations that shake your core, meditate on these scriptures:
Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day – 2 Cor. 4: 16 NKJV
God is our refuge and strength. A very present help in trouble – Psalm 46: 1 NKJV
I’ve seen 6 narratives that show the faithfulness of God and would love to share them with you. I hope this encourages you and gives you a different perspective of your situation.
Why is God faithful?
1. In Genesis 3:15, God said He would put enmity between Satan and the woman and between Satan’s seed and the woman’s Seed. This scripture implies that from the very beginning, you are here for battle. God made a declaration that, in order to succeed, you must go through battle. For you to have dominion, you must not rest on your laurels.
2. In Genesis 6 and 7 God told Noah that He would wipe out the earth completely. The question then arises – if God was going to wipe out the earth completely, then how would He fulfill His word. Regardless of God’s plan to wipe out the human race, He remained faithful by sparing Noah and his sons. He started a new generation through them
3. In Genesis 16-19 God had an encounter with Abraham. God entered into a covenant with Abraham. Through Abraham, He engaged and brought forth a nation Israel. He told Abraham that the people would be in bondage for 400 years but after that, He would bring them out with great substance.
4. In Exodus 3, God met with Moses and told him to come out of darkness and step into his calling. Even though Moses complained and said he was a stammerer, God’s will was still manifested.
5. In 2 Samuel 7, David had it in mind to build a house of God but God cautioned him and said “You won’t be the one to build a house for Me”. Instead, God built a house for David that will last till eternity.
6. Luke 1:7 and on, Elizabeth who was barren conceived while the angel met with Mary who was a virgin.
From Gensesis to Luke, God is always faithful to all! When He starts something, He completes it. He won’t stop anything halfway. This is the reason why you should thank God that you know Him. This is also the reason why, we call the place of our gathering fellowship. A fellowship empowers you for greatness.
Now the Lord had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, From your family And from your father’s house, To a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation. I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”- Genesis 12:1-3 NKJV
Before these promises, the condition was that Abram and Sarai had no child because Sarai was barren. God’s promise didn’t come before the condition. It came after the condition. Sarai was barren but His faithfulness isn’t dependent on any circumstance you’re in. Also, the faithfulness of God wants to challenge the things that challenge you.
In Genesis 13:16 God promised to make Abram’s descendants like the dust of the earth. Remember that at this point in time, Abraham still didn’t have a child. But God will always speak into your future. Sometimes we can’t comprehend it. But just hold on to His promises and speak positivity when negativity creeps in. What you keep saying is what you will become.
God wants you to be able to trust Him even if you can’t find Him. He doesn’t expect you to do life on your own. In hard times, just keep reading the Word, be obedient and consistent. You will testify.
Have a testimony filled month because He’s about to do even greater things.
Dare to discover,