Monday 21 May 2012

From Faith to Faithfulness

Glory to God!

Yesterday the Lord spoke to us about faithfulness and this is what He showed us:

Faithfulness is not valued in the world.
The spirit of this world encourages independency and faithlessness. Psalm 21:1; Matthew 4
God's people must overcome the spirit of this world with the opposite spirit!
God is faithful and the fruit of His Spirit is faithfulness. Ex.34:6; Lam. 3:22,23; Gal. 5:22; 2 Tim. 2:11-13
God's faithfulness is revealed in that,
  • He has committed Himself to His people. 1 Cor. 11:23-26
  • He doesn't give up on us. Heb. 13:5
  • He does not treat us according to what we deserve. 2 Cor. 5:19
  • He is always gracious toward us. 2 Cor. 12:9
God commends those who are faithful. Gen. 5:24; 6:9; Numb. 12:7; 1 Ki. 9:4 etc
Faith can be temporary but faithfulness is permanent.
God wants His people to move from faith to faithfulness.
God's people are called to imitate Him and be a faithful people who,
  • commit themselves to God, His people and His purposes
  • don't give up on God, His people and His purposes
  • don't treat God, His people and His purposes according to what they think they deserve
  • make every effort to be continuously gracious 
Without faithfulness there is no temptation - commitment is costly.
Faithfulness produces suffering as our faithfulness is tested. Heb. 2:18; 5:8
God's people can consider the testing of their faith as an opportunity to grow in faithfulness. James 1:2
Faithfulness is a choice! Psalm 119:30

Let us move from faith to faithfulness and be prepared to suffer the consequences of living unconditionally for God, His people and His purposes.

Important dates and events:

  2 June: G.O.D. (Global Outreach Day). Click here for more information
17 June at 3pm: KLF meeting @ EFG Frankfurt-Nordwest (Haeberlinstr.3, F-Eschersheim)
  8 July at 3pm: KLF meeting @ EFG Frankfurt-Nordwest

Quote of the week:

"Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." Lamentations 3:22,23


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