“Be faithful”

“Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life.”  Revelation 2:10

This was written to the church at Smyrna in the book of Revelation.  In I Timothy Paul wrote that God considered him faithful and put him in the ministry.  Faithfulness is a wonderful spiritual vitamin.  It is of more benefit to those around us perhaps than to us.  They enjoy working with someone who keeps his word and does what he says.  How hard is it to wait for someone to show up for work who promised but does not show.  Good intentions is not faithfulness.  Faithfulness is sticking to it.  Faithfulness is dependable.

We don’t have to be “yes” people.  It is alright to say no sometimes.  Over commitment is not God’s way.  When He leads, it is not every direction at once.  He will tell us what to commit to and when. 

God is so faithful to us.  Lamentations says, “Great is thy faithfulness”.  God has a plan, purpose and a timetable.  Should we not be part of that wherever He wants to use us.  Whatever He asks us to do.  Our responsibility is to please God and serve Him.  Maybe we need to learn to say, “No” to nonessential things that bog us down. 

Are we faithful in doing what God has asked us to do?  Are we faithful in spending time with God in the Word and prayer?  Faithful people are sought out.  They can be depended on.  Don’t we love working with faithful people?  What about faithful church attendance? 

If we were accused of being faithful to the Lord and His work, would there be enough evidence to prove it?  We definitely need this daily spiritual vitamin.