Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Found Faithful

"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." 2 Timothy 4:7

"Sometimes we get crippled with distraction by all that's going on in the world; injustice, sin, materialism and war. But if we are faithful to the end, it doesn't matter what trials and tribulations the world experiences because we have a Heavenly Father who is always beside us, helping us run the race. Through Him, the race has already been won; all we have to do is remain faithful until the finish line comes into view."

This is an excerpt from an email devotional I receive, written by David Jeremiah. I found it to be so true and relevant in my life. We all get crippled, we all fall into sin, we all get consumed by this world. But if we turn to God and seek Him, His knowledge and wisdom, He will come alongside of us and guide us through to the end. There is a song by Justin Rizzo that came to my mind when I read the devotional its called "Found Faithful"

Here are some of the lyrics:

"I wanna run the race, I wanna keep the faith. Help me win the prize of the knowledge of you.
I wanna be found faithful, I wanna be found steady, I wanna be found faithful til the end.
Don't wanna be ashamed the day I see your face. Keep my footsteps firm hold me in your grace.
I wanna live before your eyes, I wanna stay before your gaze. Keep me steady."

God wants to be the One we run to, He longs to be the arms we find our comfort in. I know from experience that this is very hard especially for women. As a woman I long for a man to be my strength and I want to find comfort in a man, to rely on him. Jesus is that man! I can not allow myself to get out of the Lord's sight, away from His eyes or out of His gaze while I am waiting. I need to be steady and faithful and have complete trust in Him, His will for my life not mine! I want to be found faithful til the end!

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