The best thing that we could possibly ask of the Lord for ourselves is that we all be faithful! “Be thou faithful unto death,” He says, “and I will give you a crown of life!” (Rev.2:10).
If you think about trying to be faithful the rest of your life, that just scares you, that worries you! That’s just too big, you’ll never make it!–But what about today? You may have had your little trials and testings, you may have gotten discouraged, you may have made mistakes. But have you still got your faith today? Then you’re full of faith! You’ve been faithful today!
You can only live one day at a time! You can only be faithful one day at a time! So don’t worry about when you weren’t faithful yesterday or whether you’re going to be faithful tomorrow, but do your best to be faithful today. Just be faithful one day at a time. You don’t even have to have faith for a whole day. The only faith you need is what you have got right now! Just have faith for this moment, right now, one moment at a time.
Just be faithful every day, one day at a time, and you will inherit an eternal crown of life!
Too many people think about “faithful” as being some kind of a works thing that they must work up. But faith is a gift of God. You just have to depend on the Lord to keep you faithful and trust Him that your faith won’t fail, because faith comes from Him.
And all you have to do if you don’t have enough faith is just hear the Word, read the Word, that’s the source of faith. You have to give Him a little cooperation, you have to listen, you have to read, you have to obey, but that’s the easy part. It’s His job to keep you faithful, full of faith which comes from Him!
So quit trying so hard! Quit worrying about it! Quit trying to work it up or even pray it down! Just keep trusting the Lord and don’t worry. He’ll give you all the faith you need!
“Now unto Him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Savior,” commit your way, your life, your mind, your thoughts, your time! “For I know Whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day” (Jude 24,25; 2Ti.1:12).
PTL! Only He can do it!