Make Me Yours

Anyone who has ever owned a faithful dog knows the love and companionship it brings to it’s owner. For many, their furry friends have earned the title “man’s best friend”. They’ve been described as protectors, helpers, lifesavers, and providers.

Pet owners are faithful to their dogs, because their dogs are faithful to them. The deep bond between humans and dogs is based on our desire to receive lifelong faithfulness.

Anyone who has ever been betrayed in their marriage can understand what a treasure it is to find a faithful spouse.

Anyone who’s ever been stabbed in the back by a friend can appreciate the value of a faithful friend.

Anyone who’s ever operated a business knows the advantage that comes with having faithful workers.

Anyone who loves the word of God appreciates the benefits of receiving a faithful account.

No matter how you examine the context of “faithfulness”, it’s always a blessing to receive.

faithful: true to one’s word, promises, vows, etc.; steady in allegiance or affection; loyal; constant

We understand the value of receiving faithfulness in every area of our personal lives. Now, imagine how much greater it is to receive spiritual faithfulness from God.

There is a secular perception of what it means for God to be faithful to us. The secular perception of His faithfulness is that He will give us anything we want, as long as we ask in Jesus’ name. He is a giver of good things, but His faithfulness to us goes back to a promise.

Because sin entered into the world, God has given every son and daughter of Adam and Eve a way to receive what their parents lost. The everlasting life that Adam and Eve lost has been given to us through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 1:9 God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

God is faithful to the children of Adam and Eve. Their sin caused separation to form between man and God. Through separation from God, their children became the “lost”. It’s not our fault that we are born into sin. Through His great faithfulness, God made a way for us to become His again.

Deuteronomy 32:4 “The Rock! His work is perfect, For all His ways are just; A God of faithfulness and without injustice, Righteous and upright is He.

His promise to redeem us is fulfilled through His Son, Jesus. Through that sacrifice, the lost children of Adam and Eve are given a way to have everlasting life in the Kingdom of God. He has offered us a chance to be with Him. That is a tremendous treasure. We become adopted into his family through Jesus! We can be His forever. That faithful promise is only given through His Son, who He sent to die the death every sinner should have died. It’s a promise meant for every one of us.

Matthew 18:12 “What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off?

Thank God for His faithfulness. It’s not for us to claim over material things in this life. It’s a promise of eternal life with Him in His Kingdom of Heaven. It’s a promise to help us make it into His Kingdom.

Psalm 100: 4-5 Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.

The heavens are a precious jewel to God. He allows nothing of sinful nature to reside there. He gives us great hope to one day live where there is no more weeping, or mourning, or persecution of any kind. No terror, or fear, or prison. The Kingdom of God is not imperfect. There is no hunger, or pain, or suffering.

I’m very thankful for our God’s faithfulness. The ability to be with Him entitles us to divine access to Him right now — before we get to live with Him forever in His home.  It’s because of His faithfulness that I was able to receive the words in this message. Every good thing about me, including the words I share, comes from our Heavenly Father. He is my Provider.

I pray that this blesses you,

Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

 

 

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