In John 10:10 Jesus promises His followers abundant life. This blog is about my life as His follower.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Feeding on His Faithfulness
Do you ever feel like your heart is hungry?
Sometimes I do. Especially if things are tough, and I fail to do anything to set my mind upon the greater truth than what my eyes see in front of me. I'll start to feel depleted, and my hungry heart will begin to try to find ways to feed itself.
Lately I've had some challenging situations, so I decided that I need to spend time in the Bible, looking at and thinking about God's trustworthiness. I need to renew my mind to the truth that I do not need to worry or stress about things, because I can trust in God.
In Exodus 34:1-12 I read the account of when Moses had chiseled the tablets for the commandments and then God came down and declared His identity to Moses. What He said was recorded in verses 6-7:
"The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation."
As I look at this description that God gave of Himself, I'm struck by the emphasis on His faithfulness, that I can count on Him.
In John 1:14-18 I read about Jesus coming to this earth. Then in the 17th verse I read again about God's faithfulness:
For the law was given through Moses, but God’s unfailing love and faithfulness came through Jesus Christ.
I'm grateful that even when difficult situations come my way, God is faithful and I can trust Him that He will work in my life as I am obedient to Him.
What do you do when your heart is hungry?