Gods faithfulness has been proved through out time, even when mankind put Gods faithfulness to the test. In the old testament we see many times how because of Gods promise to Abraham “your descendants will be as numerous as the stars” or his promise through David “his throne will endure forever” 2 Samuel 7:16 God spared a remenant of the Israelites whenever judgement came because of sin.
The longer your own personal journey with Christ the more you will learn the faithfulness of God. How many times have we said something and not done it? How many commitments have we made and not kept them? Or kept them but not completely? If we are honest we will see that many times we have not kept our word or commitments. Its hard though right? Life is demanding and sometimes we make emotionally based commitments because of an experience. “I will never drink again”, “one last time then I will join the gym”, “I will always be positive” and so on. Emotionally based commitments always seem good at the time but usually don’t last because they are usually made out of guilt.
To be faithful means to be committed in every season no matter what. Sometimes its not possible to keep certain commitments because of life happenings such as; marriage, children, injuries (gym people) new jobs etc. Yet as a christian none of these things should affect our commitment to God because this is not based upon events or feelings, its based upon steadfast trust from our heart in God and his faithfulness. It is believing in every circumstance that no matter what you face, God will be with you through it and strengthen you. That in every circumstance God can bring good for those who love him and are called according to his purposes. This is what is means to be faithful, to always keep believing and not let what you see affect what you believe in regards to God.
God is 100 percent committed to his church as they are his prized possession, he was committed enough to shed his blood and endure the cross. His commitment will endure for eternity. God is not requiring our perfect commitment, all he requires is our willingness, perfection comes later as he does his holy work in us. Sometimes mistakes throw us off committing all together, we something like, “well I’ve already messed up now so why carry on?” The devil loves when we say this because it prevents progression with God, if we were as graceful to ourselves as God is we would grow in our faithfulness everyday. The righteous stumble 7 times but get up 8, that’s the victory… getting back up.
So, be faithful in the small things with God. Pray, read the word and put it into practice the best you can. God is for you, his spirit is with you and he will always show himself true when you choose to trust in him. When we are able to be faithful in the small things, the bigger things will come.
Psalm 86:15 But you, oh Lord are a God merciful and graceful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness