The Fountain Day 320: Faithful

I strongly desire to be faithful to God.  I try every day, and sometimes I am successful and sometimes I fail.  I really do want to be called faithful by Him.  But I do find such relief in knowing that even when I am unfaithful, He is still faithful because He cannot not be faithful.  He is God and there is no shadow of turning in Him.  He is the same…today, yesterday, and forever. 

Even when we struggle, He remains faithful.

What a wondrous and magnificent God we serve. 

Isn’t it amazing that God loves us this way?  Isn’t it humbling?

We deserve nothing.  He gives everything. 

I continually turn to this point…like a ballet dancer, who is spinning and keeping her head whipped around to focus on one spot in order to not become dizzy.  Knowing these things about God keeps me steady.  They hold my focus and keep me from getting dizzy with the swirl of the world. 

That’s what knowing the truth about God’s character does for us.

If we are unfaithful, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny who He is.  2 Timothy 2:13

He is who He is.  There’s such comfort to be found in realizing these facts. 

In a way, it should give us freedom to step out and try things, because we know that even if we make a mistake…even if we truly believe we are doing right…He will cover us.  He’s not out to get us.  He’s out to bless us. 

His desire is that all His children would be prosperous. 

Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.  3 John 1:2

Prosper…again, this isn’t just financial…it’s a life of abundance in all things…relationships, family, and yes, financial prosperity.  It’s not prosperity gospel, it’s just learning what real prospering looks like.  We can’t use an earthly standard to debunk a godly principle.

Answer this…Why wouldn’t God want us to do well?  Do you desire that your children would not be successful?  Of course not.  I think the glorification of some who serve money, has thrown a shadow over the Father heart of God. 

It’s so simple and basic.  A parent always wants the best for their kids.  Sometimes, my desiring the best for my kids, means I allow them to struggle.  But I see that struggle as prospering.  It strengthens them.  Other times, I am humbled to witness them walking in the abundant blessings and favor of heaven.  When I see that, I’m equally grateful.  I consider both scenarios to be prospering.

In a world that holds up faulty standards, I wonder what would change in our lives if we took it all back to scripture.  Investigated God’s heart and discovered He is in all things. 

All things work together through Him.