What does this word mean when you think of it? Who is this word talking about or to? For me as a Christian the word faithful usually means that God is faithful to us. That He will never leave us nor forsake us no matter what we go through.
There is another way of looking at this….. It is true God will always be faithful to us.. but will we as believers be faithful to Him in return? Will we faithfully follow Him? Will we stay faithful to our life styles?
The meaning from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary is
- having or showing true and constant support or loyalty
2. deserving trust: keeping your promises or doing hat you are supposed to do
3. not having sex with someone who is not your wife or husband.
With looking at this worldly definition we see that being faithful is truly a committed word. Are we being committed to our Lord and Savior? Are we true and constant with His Words and Truth? Are we loyal and giving the deserving trust to Him, knowing He is constant and faithful to us?
We are also the body of Christ. Are we being faithful to Him and not laying with the Enemy? Are you getting intimate with Satan?
We are to be have a relationship, intimacy, loyalty, and faithfulness to the one who created us and who sent His Son to die for us.
As I got up Friday morning I began to think of a word for the day. God laid on my heart Faithful. Instantly my thoughts went to Him being faithful to us… but that was quickly corrected… He said no… Faithful is not Me being faithful to you, but you bring faithful to Me. I was like okay….. I will focus on my faithfulness to my Lord.
This was before I got up out of my bed. I then rolled over got up and started my day. When I walked out of my room to check on the girls to see if they were getting ready for school….. I then very quickly realized why He gave me that word. As I turned my head to the right of me there my husband sat…..
He left for work at 4am… Now he sat before me at 6:30am….. Why?
He had gotten hurt at work the day before and when he went to work Friday morning he was sent home due to telling them first thing in the morning that he possibly got hurt at work the afternoon before. He (my husband) was trying to do the right thing. He reported an injury to try to follow the rules of this work place. They sent him home.
On the way to work I told God…. I can not handle any more…. I had just lost my job 2 week prior to this…. We have struggled over the last 8 months financially. Every time we are blessed enough to get out of our financial hole we get knocked back down and have to start again.
As the day progressed my job started concerning me for I have been there 2 week and the amount of information I have to learn is overwhelming. I am good at learning new things but being expected to know everything from day one with no training is hard or nothing to look at to know what way to go…
I had something I knew how to do but when I asked just one simple question it was turned around on me like I didn’t know what I was doing.. But I did. I just needed to know what account they wanted it to go under.
By the time lunch time rolled around I was feeling very defeated along with overwhelming pressure that I was not fast enough or learning what needed to be done good enough.
TO BE HONEST I WAS READY TO QUIT!!!
So as I head to lunch my husband meets up with me and tells me that they fired him from his job due to not reporting the possible injury when it actually happened even though he was unaware of it happening.
I was an emotional wreak by this time… I was ready to break down and fall apart… But this is where that word of the day Faithful Friday. I was and am supposed to be faithful to Him no matter what. I am to faithfully stand for my life that it is blessed and highly favored. That my plans are already planned out for me. That He is incharge of my destiny and He wants to see if I will be faithful to Him no matter what is before me.
He provided manna and quail for those who were hungry. He provided water from a rock more than once. He also provided money to pay the taxes out of the mouths of Fish.
I need to be faithful to God in my belief in Him and His promises and truth….