Ministers have a lot of different jobs. One of the jobs that we have as ministers is to teach, motivate and encourage faithfulness. I have noticed that it is getting harder and harder to help people get their lives to a place of consistent and growing faithfulness. We talk a good game, but we usually come up way short of where we need to be.
I have discovered that everybody is faithful to something. The challenge for the minister is to help people to be faithful to the right something or a better way of putting it would be: To help people be faithful to the right someone!
Faithfulness does not just happen! Faithfulness takes work – hard work! Each of us should take some time to think about the faithfulness that Jesus has expressed to us. Think about the fact that Jesus gave His life so that we might have life! Does He deserve our faithfulness? Could we grow in our faithfulness to and for Him? You bet we could and you know that we should! Let His faithfulness to you motivate you to be faithful to Him!
As children most of us learned a simple and powerful little song – Jesus Loves Me! It says: “Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so!” Little ones to Him belong, we are weak, but He is strong!” “Yes – Jesus loves me!” “Yes – Jesus loves me!” “Yes – Jesus loves me, for the Bible tells me so!”
Jesus does love you and me and because of this amazing love – He deserves our faithfulness! Remember: Faithfulness does not just happen! It is going to take hard work on your part, but if you will give yourself to that work and purpose, it will make more of a difference than you could ever dream or realize! What can you do right now in this moment that will help you to be more faithful to Jesus? Now – Do it!