“Spirit of Faithfulness” By Kirk Hunt
“But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.”
Luke 22:32 NKJV
In the hours before His crucifixion, Jesus carefully strengthened His Disciples. Especially Peter. Before dawn, Peter would deny any knowledge of Jesus. Knowing he would fail the first test, Jesus knew Peter’s faithfulness would pass the final test.
Faithfulness can be defined as the act of remaining true to your word or promise. Traditionally, Peter was also crucified, because he would not deny Jesus a second time. We remember Peter as Jesus’ man because he kept his word.
Too often we expect perfect, error-free living from God’s people. Too often we throw away perfectly good souls because it turns out they were human. Peter is a prime example of a man who refused to be less-then again.
Peter did not keep his word the first time. Still he died a martyr for the man he once denied. That is faithfulness, even if it is human.
Faithfulness sees the task and acts. Despite the risks. Without any credit. Silently, in the background.
Perhaps there is a task that you should be doing. There could be a responsibility you need to take on, knowing there is no return on investment but a lot of risk. Flinch if you have to, but give your word. Be the man or woman who gives and keeps promises.
Think: Faithfulness is the power to give and keep your word or promise.
Pray: “Lord, help me to be faithful for Your Kingdom.”
Copyright © October 2016, Kirk Hunt
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