Tag Archives: God’s Faithfulness

Excited about I don’t know what…

Have you ever had one of those experiences where you don’t know what is about to happen, and you can’t shake the feeling that it is going to be something, not just good, but indescribable? Right now, right where I am, I know–in that way of knowing that can’t be explained, but you’re confident in–that God is up to something that only he can do. I am not trying to explain it. I am not even trying to describe it. I am just waiting. Waiting for a faithful and good God to do whatever he wants to do. Waiting to see a return to an unshakable, unquenchable faith in a God that can and will do things that simply don’t make sense. I am waiting. Waiting. Waiting for a promise to be fulfilled; a hope to be renewed; a joy to be restored; a faith to be made sight in spite of the dark night of a self-centered heart.

O God, your life is what infuses every other life with meaning. Even that life that has failed to comply to your sovereign grace is brought into proper submission to your purposes. There is nothing that escapes your sight. Nothing that is beyond your insight. Nothing that can be undone due to your foresight. You are majestic, not merely because of some attribution of the human tongue. No, your very being is majesty. It is worthy of all that can be ascribed to it. And when we frail image bearers have reached the end of our ingenuity, it is in your uniqueness that our plain-ness is seen against the relief of your unchanging beauty.

If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, only in you will all eyes agree!

Father, may my soul and faith; joy and life; passion and prayer; sorrows and pains reach the peaceful shores of your kingdom.

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Word to the Wise | “God’s Goodness”

How would you feel if God responded to us according to the measurement of our faithfulness?  How could He do this?  Well, let’s assume that God has a “Human Motives Meter” that was able to measure our faithfulness.  For every sincere and heartfelt prayer, you get a half-day’s supply of oxygen.  For every two prayers, you will get a day of oxygen.  If attended church on Sunday, that’s a week’s supply of oxygen.  If you miss Sunday worship, you will get only three days of oxygen and if you wanted to finish the week, you had to pray twice a day for the rest of the week.

Imagine God actually having this “Human Motives Meter” and on Wednesday morning you received an e-mail that says: “You only have 24 hours of oxygen.  Unless you make two sincere and heartfelt prayers today, you will be out of luck tomorrow morning at this hour.”  This is kind of scary.

We have no idea how good God is.  He provides the oxygen regardless of our faithfulness.  He is faithful even when we are unfaithful.  You see, God’s goodness is not something God does.  It is what He is.  He is good.  I pray that each one of us would learn to recognize, and appreciate, God’s goodness in our lives.  We should consider living as if God actually had the “Human Motives Meter” because even though God does use it, He really knows how to measure our faithfulness.

Pastor Luis Scott
Ambassadors of Christ Fellowship
(02/26/09)