View Full Version : Day 3 - Keep Faithful
03-11-2009, 04:49 PM
Today's lesson was on being faithful to finish.
I was stirred by many of things discussed in today's lesson, specifically, this area:
that so many in the "second half" of their lives wasted it away, and weren't faithful. I'm not even 40 yet (not quite 2 years to go!), but I already feel like I'm getting into the second half of my life - specifically, meaning that I'm doing more now to empower others, and not as much to try and put me in the front.
What is God speaking to you in this?
Wannabe a Worshiper
03-11-2009, 05:37 PM
I'm moving into the final third of my life; the first two thirds were mostly wasted, so I have only another 20 to 30 years to make a difference.
Faithfulness has not been a word that would describe me. But through it all, God has remained faithful to me, and in that I rejoice.
So for me, finishing strong has a very immediate sense to it.
The passage in 2 Peter really spoke to me. It says that we have been given everything we need for life and godliness. And what he has promised, we can participate in, and thereby escape the traps that are set for us. Then there is the progressive list of virtues we must seek:
Verse 8 says, "If you posess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ."
Lord Jesus Christ, I look at these qualities, all of which are elements of faithfulness, and I come up lacking. Please, Lord, start adding these virtues to my life. I open up my heart; I commit myself to the task, no matter how long or difficult. May those who look at my life see faithfulness. May they see Jesus in me.
03-11-2009, 11:05 PM
How easy it would be to fall into the trap of seeing those who ended well and those who did not make us feel down. Dwayne even says so in the Daily Praise section. As for me the reading does not bring me down.
The past is forgiven and future lies ahead. How will I end? When will I end? This is not my call. What I can do is live the life and have the glow that shows all the time in service to the King. The joy of the Lord is my strength, all my hope lies there.
We come from dust we end in dust. The time in between is our short burst to magnify the Light that came before us and will continue to shine long after we are gone.
Go for it!
03-12-2009, 12:02 AM
I have wasted a lot of time being faith to the wrong things and wrong people; so now faithful is sticking to my role in the relationship I have develop with Christ. Doing my best to stay close to Him through discipline and participation in the people of God. This is the best I can do for now.
Wrapped in Jesus Love!
03-12-2009, 11:02 PM
I know I am right where God wants me to be in my ministry at the present time. People at the church where I work are becoming more passionate and closer to God. I know God is with me in my music ministry but I guess I sometimes tend to think of me doing this with some assistance from God. However, I now know that it is God doing this with some assistance from me. I Timothy 1:12 - God has entrusted me with this job and I shouldn't let him down. He will give me the strength to carry on the task. 2 Peter 1:3-9 -God will give us everything we need. We need to watch and be careful so we don't become ineffective and unproductive in our walk.
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