Thursday, August 13, 2009

God's By Your Side

God's faithfulness is proclaimed throughout the entire book of Psalms. Just one example is Psalms chapter 117 - "Praise the LORD, all you nations, extol him, all you peoples. For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD."

Let's look at the following ways that God's word refers to His faithfulness in different areas of our life. Maybe we can then get a better understanding of what faithfulness is all about.

  1. In our salvation - "He will keep you strong to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful." I Corinthians 1: 8-9
  2. In the deliverance from temptation - "No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it." I Corinthians 10: 13
  3. In our sanctification - "May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it." I Thessalonians 5: 23-24
  4. In forgiving us and cleansing us from sin - "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness." I John 1: 9
  5. In our suffering - "So then, those who suffer according to God's will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good." I Peter 4: 19
  6. In eternal life - "Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful." Hebrews 10: 23
Allow God's Spirit to move into all areas of your life so that faithfulness becomes a way of life for you. People around you will then be able to see the love of God through your faithful living.

Listen to this amazing song about the awesomeness of our God and His faithful love towards us. He's by your side!

Every time I listen to this song it ministers to me. It reminds me of all the wonderful things that Jesus did for us and knowing that He will never let go of us because He'll always be by our side.

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