God is faithful…and those who follow Him should be as well.
A part of being faithful to God is being faithful to all that He has given us stewardship over! (Matthew 25:14-30)
In other words…it is impossible to say we are being faithful to the Lord and not be faithful to our spouse (or future spouse in the way you are handling your current dating relationships.)
It is impossible to say we are being faithful to the Lord if we are neglecting to spend quality time with our kids. (Seriously parents, is it necessary to turn on the DVD player in the car EVERY time you get in there?) See Deuteronomy 6:4-7!!!
It is impossible to say we are being faithful to the Lord and yet refusing to honor Him with the money He has blessed us with. (This was me for a LONG TIME…I wrote about it here in “12 Reasons I Was Broke…And How To Fix It!)
It is impossible to say we are being faithful to the Lord and yet continually turn our back on and dis the church, the ONE THING that is going to be left standing when He destroys the world. (Matthew 16:18, Ephesians 1:22, Ephesians 3:10, Colossians 1:18.)
It is impossible to say we are faithful to the Lord when we are always attacking, tearing down and maligning others who do not believe exactly like we do. (John 13:34-35, Luke 9:49-50)
It is impossible to say we are faithful to the Lord when we condem people who are “sinful & wicked,” not realizing that is who we were before we met Christ. (I Corinthians 6:9-11, emphasis on verse 11…and also Ephesians 2:1-5)
It is impossible to say we are faithful to the Lord when our biggest desire in life is to play it safe instead of trusting Him and taking the steps of faith that He leads us to. (Hebrews 11:6, and…if you have never read it check out the question that changed my life)
All of us fall short of these things at times; however, the Scripture says that even when we are faithless that HE IS FAITHFUL (II Timothy 2:13) and that EVERY SINGLE MORNING HIS MERCIES ARE MADE NEW(Lamentations 3:22-24) because of HIS faithfulness!!!
We have hope because of HIS faithfulness…and, if we are “falling short” in one of the above areas the Lord is revealing this to us NOT to condemn us (Romans 8:1, John 3:17) but rather to correct us (Hebrews 12:4-6!) May we take what He has challenged us with and take our next step by dealing with it so we can step towards Ephesians 3:20 sized things in our future!!!