I like this word picture in Proverbs:. Proverbs NLT.
By Oswald Chambers
Faithfulness is all about delayed gratification. You cannot be short-sighted and expect to remain faithful. Faithful leaders understand that what they give up today is never lost. Their sacrifice today is simply invested in a future reward that is well worth waiting for. Faithfulness is basically an issue of good stewardship. As Christian leaders we are called to oversee all that God has placed in our realm of influence. This includes all the people, knowledge and resources He has entrusted to us. By being faithful in your leadership responsibilities today, you will bear the fruit of fulfillment in your life and leadership in the future.
Today matters. Let me encourage you to remain faithful today. Faithfulness is a daily discipline. Long-term faithfulness is accomplished one day at a time. Be a faithful steward of all God has entrusted to you.
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The seeds of faithfulness you sow today will bear much fruit of fulfillment in the future. Isaiah Philippians Psalm Proverbs Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Jesus is coming again! We can lose sight of this fact in the here-and-now directly in front of us, but every day brings us closer to His return. In the same way that He ascended to heaven after His resurrection, He will return again.
As the Day approaches, we will see signs and wonders: fire, blood, wars, and earthquakes. People will love themselves and their money. They will be disobedient and despisers of good, boasters and blasphemers, unholy and unloving. But in the last days, He also will pour out His Spirit on all people. Sons and daughters will prophesy. Young men will see visions, and old men will dream dreams.
Anyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. When we see these signs, we will rejoice for our Bridegroom is on the way! Instead of a Suffering Servant, He will return as a conquering King. With a shout and the blast of a trumpet, He will descend. No crowds will clamor for His crucifixion. No corrupt powers will sentence Him to execution.
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On that day, every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father. Our King is coming back! May you be faithful and wise servants, always watching and waiting for our soon-coming King. Come quickly, Lord Jesus! Ephesians The entirety of Your word is truth, and every one of Your righteous judgments endures forever.
All Scripture is God-breathed — inspired by Him — and is profitable for conviction, correction, and instruction. It re-sets the direction of our lives and teaches us to live in a manner pleasing to Him. Our sophisticated world expresses skepticism about the veracity of the Bible; many even disregard the verses they choose not to believe. The Psalmist makes it clear though: all of His Word is true. He always keeps His word. Scholars count over prophesies in the Bible. Over of those prophesies pointed to the coming Messiah. His life and death perfectly fulfilled every single one.
Over promises beckon in the Scriptures. You can stand on every one. The grass may wither, the flower may fade, but the Word of God stands forever Isaiah Every jot, every tittle, every comma, every period, every letter, every line, every word on every page will all be fulfilled. God has magnified His Word above His name Psalm and watches over it to be certain that it is fulfilled Jeremiah The Word has been mocked by cynics, dissected by unbelievers, and diluted by frauds.
Yet, for all the abuse it has taken, it still endures as a testament to His faithfulness. It is the whole truth of God. May His Word take root in your heart. May you read it, memorize it, and obey it. May all of its promises find their YES in your life…in the name of Jesus. The atmosphere was electric! Jesus came riding a donkey into Jerusalem on His way to the temple. The frenzied crowd threw down their robes across His path. Was this true worship? Jesus had confronted the Romans and the corrupt Jewish leaders; in Him was a political opportunity to overthrow their oppressors.
Jesus took two fish and five loaves to feed ; in Him was unlimited resources.
He restored Lazarus from the dead; in Him was the ability to raise up their wounded. They could not lose in a battle with Rome! If He could not give what they demanded, He was dead to them. They wanted Jesus to give them what they desired — not to give Him what He wanted. It begs the question of why we worship. Do we worship Jesus for the blessings that He gives? Or, do we offer up genuine praise? Does our adoration pour from a true heart of gratitude? Do we bring to Jesus what He requires?
Let us bow down before our Maker to worship Him in spirit and truth. All honor, glory, power, and praise belong to the Lord of lords and King of kings! Let all that is within us bless His holy name! Amen and amen. I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death. Jesus is alive! In the middle of busy, complicated days, we often need a reminder. He lives to redeem our lives from destruction, to declare the good news, to heal the brokenhearted, and to deliver the oppressed.
Two thousand years ago, His enemies crucified Him at Calvary. But three days later, He rose — victorious over death, hell, and the grave. O Hades, where is your victory? Then, He ascended into heaven to sit in power at the right hand of God. All angels, powers, and authorities have been made subject to Him. And there, He intercedes for us.
He does not rest or sleep. He watches over us, filling us up with His power and His presence.
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Whenever two or more of us get together in His name, there He is right in the middle. Take a moment to inhale the wonder of Him — as near as your breath.
All around us, He is at work. He lives! Live in the wonder that Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God slain, the King of kings, has conquered death, hell, and the grave. He is alive forevermore! God is good, and He is worthy to be praised! Not just on the days when the sun is on our faces and joy bubbles in our hearts. Even on the days when thunderclouds congregate and grief drives us to our knees. But how is it possible to live with sincere gratitude in an often cruel world?
Notice that he says to give thanks in everything…not for everything. In the big moments — the salvations, the graduations, and births — give thanks. In the insignificant moments — a morning kiss, the first tulip of spring, a shared meal — give thanks. When we consider our past, thank God that it led us to Him. On the days we are overwhelmed, thank God that He walks beside us. In the face of a pink slip or a frightening diagnosis, thank God that He holds every tomorrow, that He holds us securely in His hand. Our gratitude demonstrates our trust in a loving Father.
Our hearts are fixed unswervingly on a God Who is good to us in every season. No matter the circumstance, we believe that He is working all things to our good for His glory. We give thanks with grateful hearts!
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