Love you all, praying for you,
I just love God’s Word. There is always something in it – that will always apply to what you are going through right now. There is something that the living Word of God can do in you – to establish you completely in victory. Psalms 57:7 – My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast, I will sing and make music. Awake my soul! Awake harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn. David’s example is vital for your life, He was a great reminder of himself and others. It’s what you should do. My heart… not emotions, or thoughts, my heart. The center of me, the inside inside – is steadfast. The regulator of mind, will, emotions and thoughts – is steadfast. Have you ever noticed… steadfast is not always exciting. It’s not highs and lows, it is ‘keep goings.’ It is firmly confident, persistent in faith and hope and trust in the One True God who has never failed on one promise. And that steadfastness of heart – enables you to keep going, next step, by next step. Knowing that good is coming and the end is sure. Steadfast isn’t disappointed easily or discouraged in the wait. It encourages itself in the LORD. It flattens the curves, the fills the lows. It keeps things in their eternal perspective. It gives you a foundation in uncertain times, it gives you progress in slow times, hope in tough times, and patience in waiting times. It’s the opposite of stressed and frantic, or disillusioned. It is settled, steady, immovable. It gets you through the long seasons, the in-between seasons. It is continuous power through the waiting seasons, the seemingly endless seasons, the mundane seasons, the “no-end-in-sight” seasons, the ‘wishing for something more exciting’ seasons, the temptation to think that life is passing you by seasons. We’ve heard of Abraham, the Promise of God, and the son of that promise – at a hundred years old! We know the highlights, that Abraham spent many, many years waiting and believing for. We know of Noah when God shut the door, and the flood came and wiped out every living creature on earth, but saved Noah and his family. We know of the dove that returned with the branch, but most of Noah’s life was building and waiting. The highlights are awesome, but most of life is in the waiting, and the doing while you’re waiting. Steadfast… steadfast is a command from God and David just reminds his heart of what it is – steadfast. I Corinthians 15:58 – Therefore my dear brothers (and sisters), be steadfast, immovable (stand firm, let nothing move you) always abounding in the work of the LORD. (Not just any work, not just what you think is ‘the Lord’s work’. The work of the Lord is what God told you to do… Continue in that… steadfast, immovable. “For you know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.” Everything you do at His direction is not in vain. It brings fruit, and blessing, and reward. Just be steadfast in the work He assigns you, steadfast in hope and steadfast in love. Permanent, continuing, at rest in the working, and the believing. It is not in vain, there is great reward coming. Just be steadfast. Hear and obey, PiVAT will help you hear God’s assignment. PRISM will help you hear His heart, and your Daily Call will help you overcome the adversary. Praying that you will be steadfast this week, and that like David, you will remind your heart of what it is.
Love you all,
Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!