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Category: Faithfulness

Faithful Friend

The Lord would speak to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend.

Exodus 33:11a (NIV)

The art of face to face communication is something we have been perfecting since the beginning of time. With this age of social media, the amount of face to face conversations have gone down but they are no less important. When you see someone’s face you can better read their emotions, body language, and intent. I love this verse about how God spoke to Moses. God was faithful to meet with Moses face to face when he needed him to hear his words for the Israelites. I think it is interesting that the second half of the verse is included, showing how one would speak to a friend. The author wanted us to know that God was meeting with Moses at a relatable level. When he met him in the tent of meeting he didn’t speak through a rock or a cloud, he was there speaking to him as a friend.

The idea of God being our friend is not only in the old testament. Jesus also spoke about being our friend in John.

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because servants do not know their master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.

John 15:13-15 (NIV)

Jesus called his disciples, and us, his friends! He shared everything he learned with his followers. His Spirit and word still speak to us today. Talk about a best friend! The one who created you and knows everything about you wants to be your friend! You don’t have to go through the “get to know you” routine, because he already knows everything. What a comfort, as it can sometimes be tiring getting to know new people. Jesus also wants us to think of him as our friend. Friends spend time talking, or in this case, praying. Spend some time getting to know this faithful friend and see where the relationship goes. I happen to know you will not be disappointed.

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What Are Your Words Saying?

I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever; With my mouth will I make known Your faithfulness to all generations.

Psalm 89:1 NKJV

You can use your words to sing of the mercies of the Lord and make known his faithfulness, or you can use your words to complain about your circumstances.

The word says that God’s mercies are new every morning. That means I could sing about a new one every morning. Do I do that? Most days, no, but the point is I could because they are boundless. This verse also challenges us to make known God’s faithfulness to all generations. I want people of all generations to hear my words and know that God is faithful. I want people to remember the praise I gave to God, not all that went wrong in my life or all the complaints I had. I want to use my words to boast of God’s faithfulness in my life.

Our words are extremely important, not only to others but also to ourselves. Proverbs 18:21 says, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” I want to be bringing life to myself and those around me. I want to speak words that bring people closer to the Lord and share of his love and faithfulness. God is so faithful. Why wouldn’t I want to share with others how faithful he has been?! Life is short. Why waste time talking about things that do not matter and have no eternal value?

What is coming out of your mouth? Maybe now is the time to make a change and start sharing about God’s faithfulness.

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Faithful to the Skies and Beyond

What do you think of when I say, “the sky?” Do you think of anything above the surface of the earth? Do you think of the atmosphere that holds all of Earth’s living organisms in place? Or perhaps you think of outer space! The sun, moon, and stars! I wonder what David was thinking about when he penned this verse.

For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies.

Psalm 57:10

Maybe to him the heavens included all the stars and planets he could see at night and the sky was the daytime. In any case, he was thinking about the vastness of God’s love and faithfulness. I see it as there is no end to His love or faithfulness.

This month is about faithfulness, so let’s take a look at what that word really means according to Merriam-Webster: steadfast in affection or allegiance (loyal); firm in adherence to promises or in observance of duty; given with strong assurance (binding). God keeps His word and His promises, He is faithful. No matter what the circumstance He is faithful. Pick any character in the bible…Adam and Eve, Moses, David, Job, Peter…He never once broke his promises to any of them and continually showed His faithfulness in all their circumstances. Now think about your own life. Just because you don’t have a starring role in a bible story does not mean God is about to break His promises and be unfaithful to you. He is the same God, yesterday, today, and forever. If He was faithful 4000 years ago and 2000 years ago, He is going to be faithful today! Remember His faithfulness is so vast is reaches to the skies, and beyond.

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