Great Is Your Faithfulness

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
    His mercies never come to an end;
 they are new every morning;
    great is Your faithfulness.

 

—Lamentations 3:22-23

 

There will never be a day that we awaken to find that the Lord no longer loves us.

We will never cease to find Him merciful.

He is faithful forever.

 

 

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Completion

And I am sure of this, that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

 

—Philippians 1:6

 

You have a plan for me

Like the islands in the distant horizon

On the north Atlantic shore

I cannot see the course in sharp perspective

Yet, there is confidence that each part of the journey

Will be what You have allowed

This transformation of my heart

Will be brought to completion

In Your time and in Your way

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wilderness

Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

—Isaiah 43:19

The bridge above the water provides a safe crossing over the dangers below.

Although the water looks peaceful enough, I have photographed a swimming alligator there before….

God continues to make a way for us, every day.

Each of us has a wilderness to cross at specific points in our lives.

Deserts may be on the horizon.

Yet, in all things, God is faithful.

He will make a way.

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Gentle Showers

“Listen, O heavens, and I will speak!
    Hear, O earth, the words that I say!
 Let My teaching fall on you like rain;
    let my speech settle like dew.
Let my words fall like rain on tender grass,
    like gentle showers on young plants.
 I will proclaim the name of the Lord;
    how glorious is our God!
 He is the Rock; His deeds are perfect.
    Everything He does is just and fair.
He is a faithful God who does no wrong;
    how just and upright He is!”

—Deuteronomy 32:1-4

 

 

 

The leaves on the bushes by my front door often catch my eye when raindrops have found their place on each individual one.

The water is life-giving to the plants.

Without it, they would die.

Like rain falling on us, the truths of God give us life in Him.

He is glorious!

He is the Rock!

His deeds are perfect!

He is just!

He is fair!

He is faithful!

He does no wrong!

He is just!

He is upright!

 

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Hope in His Faithful Love

 

The LORD values those who fear Him, those who put their hope in His faithful love.

—Psalm 147:11

The only hope that I have is in God.

He is the only hope that I need.

His love for me is continuously faithful.

All my concerns are before Him.

He knows each one.

 

 

 

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Never Ends

The faithful love of the Lord never ends!

His mercies never cease.

—Lamentations 3:22

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What is the definition of never?

I looked it up in the dictionary.

The faithful love of the Lord on no occasion ends.

The faithful love of the Lord at no time ends.

The faithful love of the Lord by no means ends.

The faithful love of the Lord in no way ends.

The faithful love of the Lord in no case ends.

The faithful love of the Lord to no extent or degree ends.

The faithful love of the Lord will on no occasion, at no time, by no means, in no way, in no case, to no extent or degree, END.

Isn’t that something to rejoice about?

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Hold Fast

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful;
—Hebrews 10:23

Looking out the bedroom window, I see the plants and bushes as they flourish another year. 

Season after season, God is faithful to renew the plants that grow from the soil. 

God is also faithful to us in every way. 

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Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful;
–Hebrews 10:23

As I was driving home today from work, I began to think about how God had been faithful at different points in my life. 

I thought about how anyone could point to a certain time in my life and I would be able to tell them of God’s faithfulness during that period. 

If my entire life was chronicled in books placed on a shelf, every volume would contain stories of God’s faithfulness to me. 

I am happy to share what God has done with other people. 

How has God been faithful in your life?

  

Be Joyful

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Almost every day at work, I make a list.

A “to do” list.

If I don’t, I risk forgetting something very important.

And if I forget something important that I was supposed to do, a lot of my day–or even my week– could go wrong.

I have sticky notes on the edge of my computer screen for important dates to remember.

Often, I have a paper on my desk, listing my tasks.

It is ready for me to add to it at any moment.

In the 12th chapter of Romans, there is also a “to do” list.

Here are just a few of the things listed that should be on our list:

Love must be sincere.

Hate what is evil;

cling to what is good.

Be devoted to one another in love.

Honor one another above yourselves.

Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

Share with the Lord’s people who are in need.

Practice hospitality.

—-Romans 12:12-13

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Maybe I should copy this down and place it on my desk at work.

If I forget about these things, a lot of my day–and even my week–could go wrong.

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