Day 20: Faithfulness
Saturday, February 27
According to recent studies, one of the top qualities people desire in a relationship with others is faithfulness. In a world full of disloyalty and backstabbing, we long for someone to be faithful to us. The relationship between Jonathan and David is a tremendous example of a relationship that was built on faithfulness.
In Galatians 5:22, the concept of faithfulness comes from the Greek word pistis meaning “trustworthy” and “reliable” in relationships with others. Our sin nature leads us down the path of being someone who is not faithful or trustworthy in our relationships. Therefore, the Holy Spirit must produce faithfulness in us. We cannot do it on our own. This fruit is produced when we look to the Lord’s faithfulness in our lives and desire to be like Him in this area. We desire to be faithful toward others because God has been faithful to us.
Spend time in prayer, following the Upward, Inward, Outward, Upward format.
Upward: Who God is; What God has done, is doing, will do
Inward: Who you are; How you live
Outward: Intercession for others; unified prayer focus with Pathway
TODAY’S PRAYER: Help us, O God, to be a faithful people—both to you and to others. Produce the fruit of faithfulness in us so that the world may see we are different. Do this for your glory and not ours. Help us to point others toward your faithfulness because we will eventually fail others. Help us all to depend on your faithfulness every day.
Upward: Thanksgiving and Worship