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In all of me and my family’s moving, one main theme God has proven over and over again has been His faithfulness. Every time He’s spoken, we’ve moved. Even when we didn’t know how He was going to work it out, we knew He would prove Himself faithful. He’s never failed us yet, and He never will!
The Bible has so many stories of God’s faithfulness. For me, Noah’s story is my favorite. Why? Because here’s a man whose heart is being obedient to God regardless of what man thinks. Noah lived unapologetically. It takes a lot to obey God even when everyone around us doesn’t seem to get why.
He was literally building a boat in a dry place. Not a drop of water in sight. All Noah had was a word from God and that’s all he needed. Noah walked with God and trusted God would be faithful to keep His word over him and his family.
Because Noah walked with God, he knew God to be faithful. Because God had shown Himself faithful to Noah, Noah wasn’t deterred by the mocking of those around him. He wasn’t moved by their comments and laughs because he knew if God spoke it, it would happen.
Noah was confident.
Just as God spoke it, it did happen. The rains came, the people perished, but Noah, his family, and the animals made it through 40 days of floods. God was once again faithful in His covenant with Noah.
When God initially gave my husband and I the word to leave Florida, we had no clue what was coming. We were on the brink of divorce, evicted four times in two years, had just walked away from church, and had no clue what to do with our lives. God spoke so clearly to the both of us that we couldn’t deny it unless we blatantly disobeyed God, and we both knew better than that!
When we got to South Carolina, things started off rough. Everything that could go wrong, did. We had all reason to turn back, but knew if God said it, we needed to ride this thing out.
After 3 years in South Carolina, our marriage was healing, our finances had improved, and we were ready to settle down. God had other plans and spoke a word once again to move. The last thing we wanted to do was move, but we knew if God spoke it, it was time.
The first few months in Arizona proved to be the hardest season in our lives. We had so many doors we could have walked through to go back to South Carolina, but we choose to stay. Not many people understood what was happening. Heck, not many people understand it now. But we knew what God spoke, and we’ve grown to see God’s faithfulness through this whole process.
There are times when God will allow things to happen in our lives to show others His faithfulness. But there are also times where He simply wants to show US His faithfulness. In seeing that, it becomes easier to trust and obey God because we’ve come to know Him and walk with Him. We’ve come to learn of His faithfulness and are able to move and obey more confidently knowing His word will come to fruition.
Because God is faithful, my marriage is restored.
Because God is faithful, our finances are better than they’ve ever been.
Because God is faithful, doors are opening.
Because God is faithful, we continue to walk in confidence knowing He has the best in store for our family’s future.
My prayer for us this week is that we will trust God to be faithful. That we will remember what He’s brought us through and believe that He will continue to prove Himself faithful in our lives. That we will not be moved by people’s opinions and remember that our faith walk is different from those around us.
My prayer is that we will be confident in our obedience to God knowing that if He spoke it, it will come to pass regardless of how crazy or inconceivable it may be or even how it looks.
That we will remember that God’s faithfulness endures to all generations (Psalms 119:90)
That He who promised is faithful and we can hold fast to that confession of our hope (Hebrews 10:23)
That God is not a man that He would lie. If He spoke it, he will make it good. If he said it, He will do it. (Numbers 23:19)
That He will never leave or forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:6)
And that even when we mess up, if we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive us and purify us. (I John 1:9)
Because God is faithful, we are covered.
Because God is faithful, we can rest assured that He will come through.
Because God is faithful, we can trust and obey His every word knowing He has the best of plans for us.
Because God is faithful, we are confident in all we do with Him by our side.
Until next week,