Great is Thy Faithfulness

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I love when Thursdays roll around!

Quick question to set the tone for the day…

Are you faithful because others are faithful and the circumstances surrounding you are favorable? Or are you faithful because you are faithful no matter what the circumstances warrant? 

Definition of “faithful”

  1. strict or thorough in the performance of duty:

a faithful worker.

  1. true to one’s word, promises, vows, etc.
  2. steady in allegiance or affection; loyal; constant:

faithful friends.

  1. reliable, trusted, or believed.
  2. adhering or true to fact, a standard, or an original; accurate:

a faithful account; a faithful copy.

  1. full of faith; believing.

I love the inspiring hymn “Great is Thy Faithfulness.”

It speaks of God’s constant and persistent faithfulness regardless of those circumstances and situations which might otherwise alter God’s faithfulness.

Check out these words…

“Great is Thy faithfulness,” O God my Father,
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not
As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.

“Great is Thy faithfulness!” “Great is Thy faithfulness!”
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided—
Great is Thy faithfulness,” Lord, unto me!

Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above,
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.

 Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!

 Here’s a little sampling where I have seen God’s faithfulness lately…

The Sun came up!
          Great is Thy Faithfulness!

Holding the hands of an elderly couple as I prayed for the husband’s healing, I was overcome with the presence of God’s spirit! Yes! Surely, “where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there with you…”
          Great is Thy Faithfulness!

 Watching the angst come over the face of a woman whose past is checkered, whose greatest fear is being judged and whose most recent experience is one of “rejection” and being able to tell her, “In Christ, in the Church, in my heart, ‘You are ACCEPTED!’” And then watching her eyes fill to the brim as this new realization and new reality began to sink in…
          Great is Thy Faithfulness!

 Teaching my children the definition of sin, confession, repentance and forgiveness and basking in the joy of seeing their eyes light up – “we are forgiven every time?” Yes, every time! “When we confess our sins, God is faithful and just and forgives us of our sins.” (1 John 1: 9)
          Great is Thy Faithfulness!

 A young man’s challenge to overcome a quick draw trigger of a judgmental attitude and witnessing this young man change right before my very eyes.
          Great is Thy Faithfulness!

 A pastor having the best day of his new ministry yesterday and feeling the tears flow down his own cheeks as his heart bursts into praise of thanksgiving for the faithfulness of God!
Great is Thy Faithfulness!

Great is Thy Faithfulness…
See you Sunday!

SeeingGodatWorkEveryDay…
Laugh often and Fear not!
David!

David@seeinggodatworkeveryday.com
www.daviddendy.com

One thought on “Great is Thy Faithfulness

  1. Beautiful The hymn reminds me of my uncle playing piano with his big farmer calloused hands and family singing along. Such a loving memory of God’s love and faithfulness God certainly has been faithful to us. Thank you Lord

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