Thursday, August 27, 2009

God Is Faithful

This morning my King led me to 1 Corinthians (1-9) and this is what it says:

Paul, called to be an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and our brother Sosthenes,
To the church of God in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be holy, together with all those everywhere who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ—their Lord and ours:
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
I always thank God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. For in him you have been enriched in every way—in all your speaking and in all your knowledge—because our testimony about Christ was confirmed in you. Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed. He will keep you strong to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.
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The bold and the italics are mine. These words are what stood out to me.
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The words "together with all those everywhere" - the community of believers all over this globe, my brothers and sisters in Christ! We have been "enriched" - isn't that a great word?!

'Enriched' is defined in Merriam-Webster's dictionary as:

: to make rich or richer esp. by the addition or increase of some desirable quality, attribute, or ingredient : as a: to add beauty to : adorn b: to enhance the taste of c: to make (a soil) more fertile d: to improve the nutritive value of (a food) by adding nutrients (as vitamins or amino acids) and especially by restoring part of the nutrients lost in processing e: to process so as to add or increase the proportion of a desirable ingredient

And we have been "enriched in every way"! That's encouraging! And this is an enriching beyond the natural, it spans into the spiritual, that area that was a mystery, but because of Jesus Christ, we are able to speak of this mystery and know Him. It is because of God's calling us to Him and us answering His call that He works in us, granting us all that we need, giftings included, to stand for Him, to Glorify His name, to honour Him to the end...to the end...of our lives on this earth or until His return.

Though many of us believe we are living in the last days, the skeptic and the unprepared say that every generation has been claiming to be in the "last days". In WWI, in WWII, the turn of the century, 9-11...the end of the world has come. Some gathered in groups in preparation for Jesus' Glorious return...and when He didn't show up, some committed suicide, others lost faith, others were humbled into a deeper walk with Him. But we know, regardless, that every day is one day closer to His coming again and that He will keep us strong to the end - today, tomorrow, whenever...God is faithful.

Remember: God, who has called you into fellowship with His Son Jesus Christ, is faithful.
Hold on to this truth this day and always and be encouraged by it...He is faithful.

Repost-I have received many searches for God Is Faithful as of late, so I thought I would share it again. Smiles and blessings to each of you!~mp:)

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