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He Who is faithful

None is faithful like the LORD GOD.

Deuteronomy 7:9 NKJV — “Therefore know that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments;

His faithfulness is evident in the whole of creation.

His work on behalf of mankind testifies to His unwavering love.

He cared for Abraham and set him apart to be the lineage of Jesus Christ.

God’s promise to Abraham was also a promise to save mankind from sin.

He didn’t stop there. God knew without instruction, mankind wouldn’t even acknowledge their need to be saved from sin.

God taught Israel (Abraham’s grandson) and through his twelve sons built the twelve tribes which all were a foreshadowing of things to come.

God drew the World’s attention when He brought Moses and Aaron to bring the children of Israel out of Egypt.

He proved no man, not even the most powerful ruler can stand in the way of God and His promises.

Psalm 119:138 NKJV — Your testimonies, which You have commanded, Are righteous and very faithful.

God was faithful to lead the Israelites out of bondage. He gave them the Ten Commandments, and the first books of the Bible, to bring them understanding.

God’s faithfulness continued in His patience with these children of Israel. Through them He would save the whole world from sin.

At the appointed time, God’s Son, Jesus came. God in flesh. Another testimony to God’s faithfulness.

1 Corinthians 1:9 NKJV — God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

After Jesus rose from the dead and instructed the disciples, the church was born on Pentecost.

God’s faithfulness continued, He sent His Spirit to guide, teach, and direct.

2 Thessalonians 3:3 NKJV — But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one.

And He’s still working.

For those who believe in Jesus and are called according to His purposes, our greatest joy is to walk in His will daily.

Hebrews 10:23 NKJV — Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.

God knows us better than we know ourselves. He realizes we are sinful and at times overcome by it.

2 Timothy 2:13 NKJV — If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself.

But He promises…

1 John 1:9 NKJV — If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

God, Himself, picks us up, washes us off, and holds our hand in loving correction, because He is faithful.

I can testify that God is faithful.

He has been throughout my entire life.

I know He will continue to be.

His Word says so:

Hebrews 13:5 NKJV — Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

This week I’m going to focus on the incredible attributes of God.

Faithfulness is today’s.

These Scriptures and Bible stories are some of the ways I’m remembering how faithful God is.

I’m also purposing to rummage in my memories, to look at even the moments of pain through the lens of God’s faithfulness.

How has God been faithful to you?

Sprinkles on chocolate frosting

If you read my blog titled Sprinkles, you already know why this is special.

My sweet husband had to go to the store for parts last Saturday and asked if I wanted anything while he was there.

“I don’t know where you would get one, but it’s time I had a donut.”

His eyes twinkling, “With chocolate frosting and sprinkles.”

“Right!”

Bless him, he found a little trailer which happens to sell fresh donuts.

As I enjoyed every bit of that sweet with my tea, I praised God.

Because the donut is more than a rare dessert.

For me, it’s an opportunity to remember all the incredible ways God is good.

Especially, in my own life.

How He has loved me, provided for me, carried me, and is so faithful to me and my family.

Yes, I certainly can and do praise God regularly, not just when eating a donut.

But on that day, I wanted to do something special.

It was the end of a really trying week.

The previous one hadn’t been easy either.

And I knew the following weeks held a great deal of uncertainty.

So, in a way, I was building a monument.

In the midst of struggle and uncertainty is the most important time to remember Who God is and what He has done.

This remembering is a choice to love and trust God, because He is worthy.

And that truth is sweeter than any man made thing, including a donut with chocolate frosting and sprinkles.

Ecclesiastes 3:14 NKJV — I know that whatever God does, It shall be forever. Nothing can be added to it, And nothing taken from it. God does it, that men should fear before Him.

Breakfast in bed

It was after 7:30am.

The door soundlessly opened just enough for her to see.

“Yes, I’m awake, sweetheart.”

“I was worried, you normally don’t stay in bed this late. How are you feeling?”

-sigh-

“Not fantastic. I’m very tired today.”

“Then don’t worry! I’ll make you breakfast and I’ll clean the kitchen. I don’t need much help with school today, just Math. You can tell me what you want me to do to help Jase after breakfast.”

And off she went.

It wasn’t long before her promise was made good in serving me breakfast in bed.

I’m so thankful for her sweet generous heart.

I did get up and take my daily inhaler and my other meds.

I’m back in bed, surrendering my day before the Master.

Because I know His plans are best.

Yesterday, I felt amazing.

I had many responsibilities and was blessed to get them all done!

It was incredible.

For most of this week I’ve felt pretty miserable: migraines.

But, praise God, I’m migraine free.

Yet, my body is in need of rest and I have learned to obey.

My calendar is pretty open today.

It’s a perfect day for resting.

I’ve been repeating a verse all morning, when not listening to the Bible or praying.

2 Corinthians 12:9 NKJV — And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

In my weakness, He is strong.

I praise God.

He is so faithful.

If I’d never been sick, I’d never have seen how awesome He truly is.

Praise the Lord!

Lacking words

It’s been longer than normal between penned thought to the next penned thought.

It’s due to the struggle.

A lack of words.

How do I shape my everyday into anything worth writing, much less reading?

Some of the lack has been from an over flow of duties in other areas.

Some of the lack has been my weaker days of late, which have required more rest.

Most of the lack has been due to emotion.

When my physical body is weak, my emotions seem to stumble more.

Self-control and kindness takes extra effort.

Yet, it’s so valuable.

I want to give the effort.

These days of less writing have not been less full of Jesus.

He has walked side-by-side, at times carrying me along, through each day.

He has been my comfort when I’ve been afraid.

He’s answered my prayers when I’ve been questioning.

His presence, His Word has been my all.

And now that the lull of quiet seems to be dissipating, I look forward to seeing what words He will share with me.

And I look forward to seeing what words I’ll be sharing with you.