“I was over at George’s Grocery the other day,” Stan commented one morning, “and I ran into Mike from Mike’s Auto Repair in the business park. Mike asked me a question that reminded me about a truth for my faith walk.”
“What’s that?” I asked.
“Mike asked me if I thought the Mayor was going to do what she said she would do about the street in front of his shop in the business park.”
“What’s that have to do with your faith walk?” I asked.
Stan replied, “I told Mike that I didn’t know what the Mayor said so I couldn’t know whether or not she was going to do what she said.”
“Same thing with God,” Stan responded. “How am I supposed to know if God is going to do what He said unless I know what He said?”
“And how do you do that?” I asked.
“You tell me,” he replied.
“Well,” I said, “I guess people could read the Bible; maybe pray and ask God to show them. Things like that. You think that will help?”
“I certainly do,” Stan replied with a smile. “While I may or may not care what the Mayor said she is going to do with the street in the business park, I really do care about what God said and has to say! How else am I going to know if He’s faithful and if He’s going to be faithful to do what He has said?”
Bible verses to consider:
By faith even Sarah herself received ability to conceive, even beyond the proper time of life, since she considered Him faithful who had promised. Hebrews 11:11.
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. Hebrews 10:23.
And this is eternal life, that they may know Thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom Thou hast sent. John 17:3.
Prayer: Thank you, Father, that you are faithful in all you have promised. I confess that too often I don’t make the effort to see and to know what you have promised so I don’t know if you are, indeed, faithful. Please forgive the foolishness of not knowing what you have said and not knowing what you have to say to me personally. Please, Father, help me in following every step of your lead so I do seek to know all you have said in your written word, as well as all you have to say to me each day so I can know beyond a shadow of doubt that you are and will be faithful. Thank you I can and do bring these prayers before you in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Think on this: How can you know if God is faithful to what He has said if you don’t know what He has said? Same thing with what God has to say to you today. If you don’t know what He’s saying, how are you going to know if He will be faithful to that? If you sense the need to know more clearly what God has said and is saying in the present, how is that going to happen? Is that what you want? Why or why not?