Cultivate Faithfulness In A Culture Of Broken Promises
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Remember the Faithfulness of God:
- God is faithful to Himself. (Psalm 89:8)
- God is faithful to His word. (Psalm 145:13)
- God is faithful to His people. (Lamentations 3:22-23)
This will require you to bring a “Semper Fi” approach to faithfulness:
- Find a key Scripture that reflects God's faithfulness in your life.
- Remember God's faithfulness in your past.
- Identify the area in which you most struggle with faithfulness.
- Ask God to give you daily opportunities to grow.
- Track your progress through the eyes of grace.
Day 1: Read Psalm 89:8. God is faithful to Himself. He never does anything inconsistent with His character. How does God’s faithfulness provide a foundation upon which to build your faithfulness?
Day 2: Read Psalm 145:13. God is faithful to His word. He keeps his promises. What promise of God do you need to remember for your life today? Why?
Day 3: Read Proverbs 3:3. Remember ways that God has been faithful to you in the past 24 hours. Write down such simple things as food to eat and air to breathe. As you consider God’s faithfulness in the small and larger details of life, take time to thank and praise Him for His faithfulness. Does any particular detail or event stand out as you ponder God’s faithfulness? Why or why not?
Day 4: Read Matthew 25:14-15. God will never call you to be faithful with what He hasn't given you. He only expects you to be faithful with what you have. As you consider the past day, what is one area where God called you to be faithful? What happened? What did you do with what God gave you today? What lesson of faithfulness did you learn?
Day 5: Read Matthew 25:21. If you want to cultivate faithfulness, you begin today with what you have — even if it doesn't seem like much. When you're faithful with what you have, God opens the door for greater opportunities. Where do you see God opening opportunities for His faithfulness to work through you?
Day 6: Read Lamentations 3:22-23. In the past week, where have you seen God’s great faithfulness at work? How have His mercies been new to you each day?
DAILY PRAYER: Holy Spirit, I pray that this day You will fill me with Yourself and cause Your fruit to ripen in my life: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
AS PRAY THIS WEEK FOR CREATE FOR COMMUNITY: For patience with parking challenges during construction. For safety and efficiency of our construction crews. For those who have given generously for these improvements.
You can GO DEEPER this week by reading the following book - Divine Direction: 7 Decisions that Will Change Your Life by Craig Groeschel.
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