OK, so, I had kind of a "duh" moment today. I was driving around town while running errands. While driving, I thought about the Grow Barefoot focus this month - Faithful. I post a verse and thought every day on Facebook and Twitter focusing on being faithful to God and to our kingdom work.
Faithful. Faith - ful. Faith full. Full of faith. If someone asked me what the word faithful meant, I would answer something like, "Loyal, committed, you stick it out to the end." That's a valid definition. However, the word's history shows it was originally used of someone who was full of faith. This idea of faithful being "full of faith" made me start thinking.
I will stick it out to the end because...
I will commit to the call of kingdom work because...
because I am full of faith.
I am full of faith that the Spirit will penetrate a loved one's unrepentant heart and transform their life.
I am full of faith that God will work in a situation that seems beyond repair.
I am full of faith that He will meet every need I have.
I am full of faith that Christ will return and establish a kingdom of peace and justice right here on planet Earth.
I am full of faith that after that time of Christ's reign, He will allow me to live in Heaven with Him for eternity.
I am full of faith that His blood was sufficient to cover all the nastiness of my sin.
I am full of faith that His Word is absolute truth.
And since I am full of faith in these and so many things - I will stay loyal, I will stay committed, I will persevere to the end.
What do you think of to keep you going on God's path? When it's hard to persevere, what promise helps you push through the hard times? Finish this thought in the comment section below, "I am full of faith that..."