As I think about how God showed Himself to me in 2013 there is one word which stands out in my mind; faithful. God was so faithful to me over and over again! So, as I look forward to 2014 I am determined to be faithful to Him! While you might think being determined to be faithful means a lot of “work” on my part; I actually find it tremendously freeing! Consider the following ways choosing to be faithful brings freedom to our lives and ministries . . .
- When I have an option to get involved in something, I can choose to be faithful to use what God has given me and to move forward until it becomes clear God does not want me to go forward!
- If God closes a door, I can rejoice in knowing I was faithful to move forward and if it was what God wanted for me I would still be moving forward, but since it isn’t, it is all actually, really good!
- I can rejoice in knowing God is bigger than I think He is and He is able to do ever so much more than I can even begin to imagine, so if I choose to be faithful, I just need to do what God has given me to do and leave the results to Him!