Devotional: Vibe of Faithfulness
Faithfulness is a daunting task on the surface. When many of us think of this word, a lot of “shoulds” and “oughts” accompany it. Visions of Kingdom impact and fruitfulness are diluted by the presence of human frailty and sin, and become more like fever dreams. Faithfulness according to our own ability is a task that seems daunting and destined to fail from the start.
But the vibe of faithfulness is not like this. It is not a machination of human effort; it is rather a compulsion of the Holy Spirit to honor God with our whole lives. It starts with grace and ends with grace. It starts with little and leads to more. There are no comparisons with others, no “oughts” and “shoulds”, and no human strivings. All that is required is a heart that is yielded to the work of the Holy Spirit in our life, forsaking all other cheap loyalties.
Questions for Meditation
- What is faithfulness? What are it’s opposites?
- What is the vibe of faithfulness?
- What are common things to be sold out to? What are you sold out to today?