The first word I spoke after my wife asked me that question was "trust." That's a huge word that goes deep in forming a solid foundation from which forever relationships are created. It's not just that my wife is faithful, it's what her faithfulness inspires inside of my heart. There are times when we speak words that are misunderstood or cause us to take offence. Even if I feel bad, I know, that I know, that I know; that my wife would never do or say anything that would purposely hurt me.
Faithfulness is a huge word that began with God and runs through my wife. In my eyes, she doesn't have to measure up to anybody or anything, she puts me in second place in her love life, God is number one. It's the same in my relationship with her. There are birds who mate forever. People who put God first are more likely to mate forever.
DAY 11 WORD
he is God, the faithful God,
which keepeth covenant and mercy with them
that love him
and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;"
Obligation is a strong word. The Apostle Paul speaks of being obligated (debtor) to the wise and unwise in Romans 1:14. I take that to mean I am obligated to speak the truth of Christ to all people. God created all of us as equals and we are obligated to each other to love each other the way Christ loved the church.
A man has an obligation to his wife and his children to be a model of faithfulness. The assurance of knowing that someone will always have your back provides security. Even if I'm wrong, my wife will not support my wrongness, but she will hold me accountable in a loving manner. She will not tear me apart or keep a record of my wrongs.
When the Israelites were leaving Egypt, they were being lead by a pillar of cloud and pillar of fire in front of them. When the Egyptians pursued them, the Angel of God moved the pillar of cloud behind the Israelites. It now gave darkness to the Egyptians and light to the Israelites. Don't look behind you at your mistakes, God has your back. He wants to lead you in His faithfulness in front of you. Dwelling on the past will put a cloud of darkness over your future. Be faithful as he is faithful. “For if we are faithful to the end, trusting God just as we did when we first became Christians, we will share in all that belongs to Christ.” Hebrews 3:14 Living Bible
DAY 11 PRAYER
Great is Your faithfulness and Your new mercies each day.
Thank You for Your pillars of clouds that lead us by Your Holy Spirit.
You protect us from our enemies.
You rescue us from ourselves.
Help us to love all people with out judging their worthiness to be loved.
Help us to love those who have different opinions than we do.
Help us to love those who don't know You yet.
Use us God to bring others into your Love and faithfulness.
In Jesus Name.