Our Memory Verse
Welcome to another day of The Resolution for Women! I’m very excited to talk to you today about Faith vs. Faithfulness! Are you ready?
I’m not sure about you guys, but I absolutely LOVED the visual we got as Priscilla described the mother Eagle! Eagles are like royalty, very regal in stature – strong and powerful – fiercly protective – beautiful birds! What an incredible picture to hold in our minds. Then, today one of our ladies spoke of a song in which she envisioned each one of us together, with suitcases, swinging them in the air and singing! I can see that scene so clearly, even without closing my eyes. We were sticking together, sisters in Christ – all with our matching suitcases! Ladies, it doesn’t get much better than that! Unfortunately these are just visions and although they are awesome, they don’t go any further than that.
To take this a step further, each week the leaders here anticipate the important words God is going to give them in order to write the daily blog for you. We have complete faith He is going to bless us with the perfect words; BUT to actually write the blog each week, to put ourselves out there, is definitely faithfulness. As Priscilla teaches, ‘The concept of faithfulness is a physical outworking of actions” – It is when the “outward expressions of your beliefs are lived out over time”. As we prepare to write our blogs each week, life happens. We may find ourselves distracted, not feeling 100%, or just plain spent. Satan may raise his ugly head and do everything he can to prevent us from sharing these teachings with you. To give you an example, it’s 1:16 am here and I went to publish my completed blog and the hotel’s wi-fi dropped. My blog did not post and in fact, when I went back into it – it was at 540 words instead of the 1008 of the finished product. However, this will not stop me! I will pray and move forward in Faithfulness, living in obedience to Him.
Faithfulness is born when the outward expression of your beliefs are lived out over time.
Jesus learned obedience through suffering (Hebrews 5:8). Day in and day out he faced trials and tribulations, was ridiculed, and was eventually beaten and forced to carry the heavy, rugged cross. However, he proved His faithfulness by surrendering His will, by praying, and by staying committed to His Father’s purpose (being the source of eternal salvation). He resolved to be faithfully His (Fathers). It is only when we live a life of faithfulness will we ‘fly on the wings of God’s spirit’. (Priscilla Shirer)
How many of you have made resolutions? Perhaps you’re going to spend more time with God, less time on the computer, or maybe you’re going to give your husband extra attention. I am working on many of these areas; however my own personal resolution is to get my temple in order so that I am at 150% capacity in order to do His work here in the United States as well as in Nicaragua. To be healthy and fit. Sure I have faith that I can do this with Him; but more importantly I have faithfulness. I have surrendered this to Him and I am doing what is necessary to see the fruits of my labor (through Him). I am adjusting my life to my beliefs. How are you doing with this?
Father God, thank you for teaching us Faithfulness, thank you for your word. Thank you for your love and the love of this group, the love of each sister here. Be with us Father, give us strength to surrender to you – may we learn to adjust our lives to our beliefs so we too can have complete faithfulness as you did. We love you, Honor you, and Praise you. Amen.
Your Assignment Today:
Would you describe yourself as a faithful person? If so in what areas of your life? Tell us about this in your life.
Share below in the comments section about Faithfulness in your life. Please don’t be afraid to share. Remember that your testimony or experience could be the one thing that touches someone else and helps them make changes in their life that reflect our Heavenly Father. Once you’re done, go on over to your OBS Facebook Group to see what we have planned for you today! You just never know what we will come up with next!!
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Love you Bunches and Lots of Hugs,