Listening to voices of happy children singing the words “I want to be faithful, I want to be true” reminded me of my need to be faithful and true to the God I love and serve. This moment became an emotional one for me as I drove to work at Tabernacle Baptist Church. There have been a lot of God-given moments over the forty plus years I have made the daily trip to work.
A Christian knows that God is faithful to his children. “God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the Fellowship of his son Jesus Christ our Lord” (1Cor. 1:9). Our need to be consistently faithful is another matter. We know God is always faithful. I remember being introduced to the words, “Forsaking All I Trust Him.” As you can see the first letter of each word spells faith. These words are right on target. Real faithfulness requires letting go of a lot of things and clinging only to Him.
The children’s message renewed my desire to be faithful and brought a question to my mind. Will I hear, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant…” Christian friend this reminded me that without faith it is impossible to please God. Heb 11:6, “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”
Will you join me today in a new pursuit of faith? We don’t need a new 21st century faith; we need a renewed faith. It must be one that is active and vibrant, one that motivates us to forsake all and trust him. Maybe today your faith is weak or you are without saving faith. Once you become a Christian, then you need to be faithful to God. We must become as little children and trust our heavenly father and do His will.
The heroes of the Bible are such because of their faith. Their stories are told in Hebrews Chapter 11. You say, but I don’t want to be a hero. I understand, but don’t you want to be faithful? I do! Please join me in the faith and live by faith. Eph. 2:8-9, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast.”