"...God longs for our faithfulness in the life He has given us." James 4:5
What a powerful statement. In the middle of James' rebuke of faulty Christianity, he reminds us of the point of the entire history of humanity; it's the entire Bible in a sentence! God desires with deep and holy longing for us to be faithful inside the life he gave us.
This is so powerful we need to stop and think. Often we believe we need to make some changes BEFORE we can be faithful. We wish we had different people around us. We imagine a different job. We envision different habits, fitness, health...
But God's longing, God's deepest hope for us, is not about different. It is about now.
Right now, right where you are, how can you be a faith-filled?
According to Hebrews 11:1 (Amplified Bible, Classic Edition)
Faith is the assurance (the confirmation, [a]the title deed) of the things [we] hoped for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].
Faithfulness lives as FACTS that which the senses do not have revealed. God's part is to be God. Our part is to believe it as FACT even when we can't feel it or see it.
So go back to think about your ordinary life. What God facts can you live right where you are now?
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