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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Faithful to me

Have you ever been in bed as a kid (for myself usually with the help of my little sister) and kicked up your sheet high above you?

I would lie still there waiting for the sheet to come back down. The sheet would drift slowly and gently until finally it would come to rest on me softly. Giggles would ensue and then another kick...... back into the air the sheet went flying.

Have you ever known something without ever really stopping to meditate on it and let the enormity of the realization fall over you like that sheet? I have to be sure. This is one of those truths I realize I need to patiently allow to settle over me today:

Through the covenant relationship we've entered into by faith in the work of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ , the God of all creation is faithful to us.

Okay, you may say: I know this already. Yeah, me too but do I live and breath, think and act, like I really KNOW it?

For years I've been so afraid that I'd never get this whole walking with Jesus thing right. I feared of coming to the end of my life and finding I missed the boat entirely. My lack of perfection messed with me in a HUGE way. How could I ever be trusted to get things right in my relationship with God?

2 Timothy 2:13 says: If we are faithless, He will remain faithful, for He cannot disown himself.

The Amplified version says this : If we are faithless (do not believe and are untrue to Him), He remains true (faithful to His Word and His righteous character), for He cannot deny Himself.

This makes me think of Ephesians 1:13, 14 which talks about the Holy Spirit being sealed within us, and other places where we are told we are a temple.

I am also reminded of Philippians 1:6 which tells us God will finish His good works in us.

God loves me so much that he died for me so that He could make His home in me in order that He could be faithful to me. This puts to rest my fears of not ever being able to get "it" right. I am relieved to know that I can rely on Christ's faithfulness and not my own!

Not only is God rooting for me to get "it" right in my life. He's got to power to make it happen for me. By His faithfulness "it" is done.

WHAT!? To amazing to handle!


Julie said...

Can we use this post on the new church women's blog? I love it.

Jen said...

Sure Julie! Glad you like it. I feel honored a link at your Desert Diva blog! I am moving up in the world!!!!