January 25, 2021

He is the faithful One

He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.  1 Thessalonians 5:24

He will do all these things.  If He said it, you can be sure He will do it.  He is the God who cannot lie.  He is faithful and will also do everything He said He will do.  That is true for you personally.  Anything God said in His Word that He will do for you, believe that He will.  Even if you haven’t seen it yet or you don’t even look close to what He has said you are, believe it is on the way.  Somewhere people got the idea that God is going to do whatever He wants to do and you can never know what that will be.  The truth is yes!  God can do what He wants to do and He told us in His Word what that is.  He wants to bless us.  He wants good for us.  That is what you can know and depend on.  Let’s take a look just at the things said in the previous verse.

It says He sanctifies you completely.  He picks you up and sets you apart from everyone else in the world.  You are special to Him.  He has His eye and hand on all that you do.  You are special to Him.  It also says He preserves your whole body, soul and spirit blameless.  It means you are not guilty of everything wrong you have done.  There is no guilt on you.  Not because you did anything, but because He is faithful to do it.  If those were the only two promises given to you as a child of God, that would be a pretty good deal:  He picked you up out of the mess of the world you were in and then removes all the guilt of the wrongs you ever did.  That is very good news.

However, there is so much more.  When He saved you, He made you clean (1 John 1:9), He made you the righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:21), He made you more than a conqueror (Romans 8:37), He has blessed you with every spiritual blessing from heaven (Ephesians 1:3), He gave you eternal life (John 3:16), by His stripes you were healed (1Peter 2:24).  The list could go on and on. The truth is, everything God has He wants you to have.  He wants for you to be successful in all you do.  He wants you to know and depend on His goodness to always be what you need when you need it.  He is the faithful One!

Today I want to encourage you to watch as you read the scripture for all that God has done to bring you close to Him.  Focus on His faithfulness.  He is not a god that is trying to control or dominate you.  He is you loving Father who created you to love and nurture.  His desire is only good for you all the days of your life.  Things happen in life, but not always because He willed it but He will always be with you through it.  He is here to walk through life with us giving us wisdom and insight to live life victoriously.  He is the faithful One!

Today scripture reading: 1 Thessalonians 5:23-28

Published by L. Lyden

Lynette is a recently published author and coordinator of Voices Magazine who endeavors to use her gifts and influence to encourage and promote aspiring writers. Her Daily Dose blog has been an outlet for her to encourage readers to walk closer to God each day. She is a wife, mother and grandmother who loves spending time and going on special outings with her family.

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