I come to you daily ministering in words through this media and faithfully every day to tell you how sweet the Name of Jesus sounds in every believer ears. My brothers and sisters it soothe our sorrows and heals our wounds. Praying to God that it drives away our fears. So my subject this morning in FAITHFULNESS.
Don’t be afraid of what you are about to suffer. The devil will throw some of you into prison to test you. You will suffer for ten days. But if you remain faithful even when facing death, I will give you the crown of life. — Revelation 2:10
Faithfulness is not a word we hear often these days. Sometimes you hear about the faithful dog and how he save his owners from the burning house. How about you in your lifetime. Do you have to wait until you are dead for someone to say it to you. At the graveside those words are like water running off the cliff.Tell me now that I am alive the truth and how much you appreciate me or save those words for the wrath to come.
It’s not easy to find someone who can be counted on. One who will be faithful to the end. One who is dependable through thick and thin. The fact is that not everyone who volunteers actually comes through. Not everyone who says they will perform a task actually does it. Not everyone who makes a commitment can be counted on.
Faithfulness is not just a religious duty that we employ on Sundays or when we are supposed to be Christian. When we tire of our roles and responsibilities, it helps to remember that God has planted us in a certain place and told us to be a dependable and reliable accountant or teacher or parent or engineer. Christ expects us to be faithful where he puts us. Too, many people have the idea that God can only place you in the church. That is not true, since Jesus demonstrated in the selection of His disciples. A qualified accountant can be a good financial adviser and a very bad preacher. A healthcare worker can be good at caring for his patients but a disaster in the pulpit as a preacher. Therefore, find your calling and stay in your lane faithfully to the end.
In the eleventh century, King Henry III of Bavaria grew tired of court life and the pressures of being a monarch. He made application to Prior Richard at a local monastery, asking to be accepted as a contemplative and spend the rest of his life in the monastery.
“Your Majesty,” said Prior Richard, “Do you understand that the pledge here is one of obedience? That will be hard because you have been a king.”
“I understand,” said Henry. “The rest of my life I will be obedient to you, as Christ leads you.”
“Then I will tell you what to do,” said Prior Richard. “Go back to your throne and serve faithfully in the place where God has put you.”
Not bad counsel. Go forth and do likewise faithfully. It is not time to jump ship in mid air. If God called you to serve and you have to do it alone be faithful and serve in the area He has placed you. Do not leave your post until God has called you to higher service. Have a blessed day.
Your servant and brother,
+ Sir Godfrey Gregg
Archbishop and Presiding Prelate
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