God Is Faithful

This Sunday, our service was a spontaneous and prophetic flow. The topic was, “God is faithful.”

By Sister Joleen

As I stare at the sea
And the big open sky
I hear the birds sing and praise you High
I wonder how you can love me more
They are more faithful by far
But still, your word reminds me
That I am so much more
That you are forever faithful now
And forevermore

I can never doubt your love for me
I feel you everywhere
You are faithful to your promise, that you will always be there

In you I find rest
Who would have guessed
That the darkness would be less

In your presence, I will stay,
My faith will never sway
You will have your way
There is only one thing left to say
you are faithful and that is your way

Read by Sister Heather

One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the Lord. Across the sky flashed scenes of his life. For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand; one belonging to him, and the other to the Lord.

When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life.

This really bothered him and he questioned the Lord about it. “Lord, You said that once I decided to follow You, You’d walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there is only one set of footprints. I don’t understand why when I needed You most You would leave me.”

The Lord replied, “My precious, precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.”

Because You Are Faithful
By Brother Thomas

Dear Lord
Your faithfulness
Is what I long for
When my life
Is full of stress
And on the real
These things aren’t big deals
They’re just things that I feel
I should worry about
When I’m on, I’m on
But when I’m off, I’m off
And when I wake up each morning
Back at ground zero
You are as merciful to me
As a Marvel superhero
And you nudge me
Because you love me
Deserving of all the glory
Because you are faithful

Worthy of His Calling

2 Thessalonians 1:11-12

11 With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may bring to fruition your every desire for goodness and your every deed prompted by faith. 12 We pray this so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Worthy of His Calling

“Our ‘calling’ from God, as Christians, is to become like Christ (Romans 8:29). This is a gradual, lifelong process that will be completed when we see Christ face-to-face (1 John 3:2). To be ‘worthy’ of this calling means to want to do what is right and good (as Christ would). We aren’t perfect yet, but we’re moving in that direction as God works in us.” (Life Application Study Bible 2024)

Work Cited

Life Application Study Bible. Zondervan, 2011. p. 2024.

Worthy of the Kingdom of God

2 Thessalonians 1:5

5 All this is evidence that God’s judgment is right, and as a result you will be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are suffering.

“As we live for Christ, we will experience troubles because we are trying to be God’s people in a perverse world. Some people say that troubles are the result of sin or lack of faith, but Paul teaches that they may be a part of God’s plan for believers. Our problems can help us look upward and forward, instead of inward (Mark 13:35, 36; Philippians 3:13, 14), they can build strong character (Romans 5:3, 4), and they can provide us with opportunities to comfort others who also are struggling (2 Corinthians 1:3-5). Your troubles may be an indication that you are taking a stand for Christ. When you do so, you are experiencing the privilege of showing that you are worthy of God’s kingdom (see also 1:11).” (Life Application Study Bible 2024)

Work Cited

Life Application Study Bible. Zondervan, 2011. p. 2024.