John Hagee (September-19-2021) Daily Devotional: 1 Corinthians 4:2 - Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful
Focus and faithfulness go together like faith and works. Without works, our faith is dead. Without faithfulness, our focus fizzles.
An overwhelming lack of faithfulness exists around us. Temporary commitments abound. We find a world grown weary of doing good (Galatians 6:9). The moment that faithfulness runs up against discomfort, it fades.
True faithfulness is demonstrated in the difficult times. God desires a people who are faithful to read and obey His Word. He desires a people who pray continually – believing that He will respond. He wants a people who serve faithfully in even the small things. He wants a people who are faithful to bring their hearts to enter His gates with praise.
Faithfulness comes easily when life flows smoothly. But on the hardest day of your life, how do you remain focused and faithful? When trouble looms on every side?
You may not see the way through. Take one more step of faith. You may feel absolutely alone. Take one more step. When the darkness presses in, take one more step. Remain focused on the promise that He made to you. Remain faithful to take just one more step.
On the path that He opens before you, He waits with hands outstretched. He has not abandoned you. He is working everything out for your good.
Blessing: May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and give you His peace. Even in the difficult times, may God empower you with focus and faithfulness. May every step be one of purpose and perseverance until you possess the promise He has given!
Today's Bible Reading:
- Old Testament - Isaiah 33:13-36:22
- New Testament - Galatians 5:13-26
- Psalms & Proverbs - Psalm 64:1-10, Proverbs 23:23