Episode 29 - Trusting God's faithfulness and living in confidence
Fruit of the Spirit: Faithfulness
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Think of a time in your life when you experienced the faithfulness of God.
God's faithfulness is His ability to maintain the integrity of His promise. We don't have to worry about that. When it comes to our part, which is the root of our faithfulness, it’s all about relying on God's promises. It's our trust in Him. It's not our trust in ourselves.
In today’s episode, Jen and AJ shared:
- How to remember God’s faithfulness when hard times arise
- A personal situation that deeply impacted Jen’s family and her faithfulness;
- What it means to be faithful
- The beautiful relationship between the promise maker and the promise claimer
… and MUCH MUCH MORE!
If you're listening and thinking “I don't feel like God has been faithful to me,” here’s a spoiler: He has! Your heart may not be able to see that right now. But he’s been faithful even when we don’t realize it. Our challenge for you this week is to pray for the softening of your heart, to be able to see where God has been faithful and how He continues to be faithful.
Write down the times where God has shown His mercy to you and His grace to you. Then you can go back to that in hard times. It can help you maintain your perspective.
AJ did a little study on how many times each of the fruit of the spirit words is mentioned in the New Testament. What word do you think appeared the most? Love? Joy? Faithfulness? Peace? Kindness?
The answer is mind blowing and helps us understand the weight of the word FAITHFULNESS and the weight of God's character and His faithfulness to us.
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It's a 9 printable bookmark for each Fruit of the Spirit mentioned in Galatians 5:22-23. Use this printable resource to help you with your reflections, readings, and quiet time with God. Enjoy!
“God was showing me things and teaching us to pull our hands away from our own plans and pull ourselves away from our expectations in life and to fully trust Him regardless” - Jen Evangelista.
When we can see God's faithfulness in our story, it gives us joy. It gives us peace. It gives us hope. It gives me the endurance to know that the God who is faithful to my past is the God who's being faithful to me right now. And He will be faithful to me tomorrow.” - Arabah Joy
“ Cry out to God. Go to God and He will meet you. And then you will be able to say: great is your faithfulness” - Jen Evangelista.
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