Faithfulness

“He was faithful to Him who appointed Him . . . Now Moses was faithful in all His house as a servant . . . but Christ was faithful as a Son over His house—whose house we are, if we hold fast our confidence and the boast of our hope firm until the end.” – Hebrews 3:2-6 NASB
Faith is central to our Christian lives, for without faith it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:1). In fact, the book of Hebrews is filled with examples of the ways people demonstrated faith. And it instructs us to fix our eyes on Jesus, “the author and perfecter of faith” (Hebrews 12:2).
While exercising faith, we also are reminded of a related word, here translated “faithful.” This describes what it means to demonstrate faith, to put faith into action. Being faithful means keeping our commitments and promises, being trustworthy, and living a life that is consistent with our words and beliefs, and the Bible.
We can follow Jesus’ example for He was perfectly faithful. He completed His ministry and every assignment the Father gave Him. Throughout His life, He consistently sought to be in tune with the Father, being faithful to complete His work (John 5:19, 36). He was faithful in fulfilling the role of our great high priest, for He became “a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people” (Hebrews 2:17).

As Jesus was faithful, so is the Father. Indeed, “God is faithful” (1 Corinthians 1:9). This faithfulness is a practical foundation for our own Christian lives. We are reminded, “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful” (Hebrews 10:23).
Today, remember the importance of faithfulness. Seek to be faithful, not just in the big things but even things that might seem small and unimportant (Luke 16:10). Your faithfulness can have a major impact on others.

Today’s Inspiration Prayer
Father, thank You for being faithful. I truly depend on You for everything in my life. Help me to be faithful in all my actions. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Source: Inspiration Ministries.
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Promises, Promises

God has given us His promises because He wants to fulfill them.  Be they promises of peace, restoration, healing, or for material supply, we must keep in mind that the Lord would not have made the promise if He did not want to do it.

Here are four thoughts to help you when it comes to experiencing the benefit of God’s promises:

1. Find a promise from the Bible that covers your need.  Faith begins here.

2. Consider the promises.
Hebrews 10:23 says, Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.

And Hebrews 11:11 says, By faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed, and she bore a child when she was past the age, because she judged Him faithful who had promised.

3. Act on the promise, fulfilling all necessary conditions.  God is not a respecter of persons, but He is a respecter of conditions.

4. Start thanking God and exercising patience.
Hebrews 10:36 says, For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise.

And Hebrews 6:12 says, That you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

If you will do these four things, you are on your way to experiencing the fulfillment of God’s promises in your life. 

Source: Crosswalkmail
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The Source of Light

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.” – Matthew 5:14 (NIV)
Every light derives its source from somewhere. This source could be a hydro dam, wind or electrical or thermal generator or the sun. What is the source of the light that Christ declared us to be?
From Scripture, we know that the source of a Christian’s light is Christ Himself. Witnesses testified of this, and He said so Himself. Here are the accounts:
“There was a man sent from God whose name was John.  He came as a witness to testify concerning that Light, so that through Him all might believe.  He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the Light.  The true Light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.  He was in the world, and though the world was made through Him, the world did not recognize Him.” – John 1:6-10 (NIV)
When Jesus spoke again to the people, He said, “I am the Light of the world. Whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” – John 8:12 (NIV)

While I am in the world, I am the Light of the world.” – John 9:5 (NIV)
“I have come into the world as a Light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.” – John 12:46 (NIV)
History bears record that Jesus, the Sun of righteousness – Malachi 4:2 is a reliable Source of light. His power is not affected by the weather or hindered by a lack of electricity supply. He powers our light unfailingly and unendingly. Getting connected to Him is far more reliable and renewing than all that the inverters, batteries, circuits, and other power sources of the world combined together can provide. Hence, if we want to shine brightly, Christ is the Source that we can safely trust to make it so.

Source: SALM’s article in the Spectator newspaper.
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WHAT’S JESUS DOING NOW

“In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. 3 The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.” – Hebrews 1:1-3

 

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