God is faithful. His faithfulness is a fruit of the Spirit. It is a quality and character of God that will never change, it is who He is. When we get up each morning, He wrote, “this is the day He has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalms 118:24) The sun shines, the wind blows, and the seasons change. And this all happens regardless of our faithfulness, our moods, our relationships with others, and the side of the bed we got up from. Malachi 3:6 reads, “I am the Lord, and I do not change”.
Feed On His Faithfulness And Be Fulfilled
We are encouraged to feed on His faithfulness because He will never disappoint us, He never changes, He
never lies, and He is forever faithful. “Great is His faithfulness, His mercies begin afresh each morning.”(Lamentations 3:22-23) We should feed on His faithfulness to increase our faith, to trust and rely on Him, and to draw closer to Him. Thus, we follow His unfaltering, unfailing, and perfect example
We can learn from Christ’s example of faithfulness. He understands what we are faced with daily and He understands our weaknesses. For He faced all of the same testings we do, yet He did not sin (see Hebrews 4:15). “But take heart, be of good courage, He has overcome the world.” (paraphrased from John 16:33). This means in Christ we can overcome the world too. In our weaknesses He is strong and His grace is sufficient. And I am glad to boast about my weaknesses so that the power of Christ can work through me (see 2 Corinthians 12:9). This journey as Christians is never easy and we must never give up, even though sometimes we may feel that way. Do not follow your feelings, follow and feed on God’s faithfulness. Take one day at a time! God created the universe, the heavens, the earth and mankind one day at a time even though He could have done everything in one day, let us mirror and follow our Father’s example.
Surrender To Him
Feeding on His faithfulness requires surrendering your will for His and letting the Holy Spirit lead you. I can testify that I am working with the Holy Spirit and it is a work in progress as I wait on the Lord and defeat the devil. Revelation 12:11 reads, “And they have defeated him by the blood of Lamb and by their testimony. And they did not love their lives so much that they were afraid to die.” God is merciful, He wants us to step out in faith and He will do the rest.
There are wilderness periods, dark seasons, and uncertain times. During the periods of swaying between faith, doubt, and unbelief we are encouraged to feed on God’s faithfulness. We look up, see His Presence, see His Power, and His faithful promises that are armor and protection (see Psalm 91:4). Focus on His goodness, His nature, and His character. His faithfulness never ceases (see Lamentations 3:23). And His Truth, His Word stands forever in heaven (see Psalm 119:89).
His Faithfulness: Final Words
Good news! I can guarantee you that He will never go back on His Word (see Isaiah 45:23) and His Word always prospers (see Isaiah 55:11). He never breaks a promise, He never changes His mind, and He never lies (Numbers 23:19). When God gives you a word, it always produces fruit, it accomplishes what he wants it to and it prospers everywhere He sends it (see Isaiah 55:11). His Word is nothing like the word of men, who can change their minds and break their vows. God’s Word reassures and comforts. You know God can be trusted, we can lean, cling, and rely on His faithfulness. Psalms 37:3 reads, “Trust in the Lord, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.”
Today, my prayer and declaration is for us to magnify the Lord in all seasons in our lives and for us to be faithful as He is faithful.