From the Pastor's Desk

“He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord. Ps. 112:7. “Oh, that my ways were steadfast.” Ps. 119:5. “…

And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.” 1 Peter 5:10.

God desires that we be ‘steadfast’ or consistent in all of our lives—not ‘hit and miss,’ or living a ‘feeling-directed life.’  When we live by our feelings or emotions, we make decisions about matters based on ‘how we feel, at the moment.’ 

We don’t feel like writing back to someone, we don’t feel like praying, we don’t feel like reading our Bible, we don’t feel like forgiving, we don’t feel like attending church services, we don’t feel like giving, we don’t feel like helping, etc. 

When we live by our feelings, we aren’t consistent in our responsibilities and in living by our beliefs.  We fail the Lord and others and ourselves.  David’s psalms above, tell us that being consistent, begins with a ‘steadfast’ heart or spirit. We choose to live each day, opening the day, with opening our conversation with Him. 

This begins the ‘energising within’ that takes place from speaking and listening to Him. Eph. 3:16 NKJV. When we keep our inner conversation with Him, we have the ‘motor of consistency’ working for us—He is directing us and helping remain steadfast.  The second verse above speaks of ‘steadfast’ ways.  When our heart is steadfast, we have the strength to go against our feelings and choose to do what we should do—the essence of steadfast ways. God will help you to be ‘faithful’ or steadfast. 

Talk to Him, listen to what He says and ‘just do it!’