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๐‘…๐‘’๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘–๐‘› ๐‘†๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘‘๐‘“๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘ก

Steadfast means resolutely or dutifully firm and unwavering. In other words be firm, determined, and loyal to Godโ€™s Word, as one of his followers. The reason why I chose to talk about being ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘‘๐‘“๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘ก, is because most of us are not steadfast with God. Meaning we are not being loyal to Him & his word.


Situations occur in our life that causes us to stray away from God and causes us to not be as steady and in tuned with Godโ€™s Word. It is very common and something that we as humans do quite often.


But Godโ€™s Word tells us in

James 1:2-4 that we should

โ€œCount it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.โ€

When we meet trails in our life we are being tested by God to see if we are truly being ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘‘๐‘“๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘ก on his Word. It is a very hard thing to do when you are faced with trials constantly and you wonder has God left me, why am I going through all of this, is God real?


We question Him and we question our faith to where we give up and forget about Godโ€™s ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘ . God tells us that He will ๐‘๐ธ๐‘‰๐ธ๐‘… leave us nor forsake us, He also tells us that He will ๐‘๐‘‚๐‘‡ put more on us than we can bear, but we still continue to lose โ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘“๐‘Ž๐‘–๐‘กโ„Ž.


We need to stay ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘‘๐‘“๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘ก on Godโ€™s Word and know that his ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘  remain the same. If God said it, we ought to believe it. Yes, this is hard and I am a witness that when things occurred in my life I ๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘š๐‘œ๐‘ ๐‘ก gave up on him and my faith. But what we do not realize is, when we give up on God & lose our faith... ๐บ๐‘œ๐‘‘ ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘–๐‘›๐‘  ๐น๐ด๐ผ๐‘‡๐ป๐น๐‘ˆ๐ฟ ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘ข๐‘ . In return we should do the same. God has not left us ๐‘Œ๐ธ๐‘‡ & He will not.


Remember to stay ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘‘๐‘“๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘ก on Godโ€™s Word and our ๐‘“๐‘Ž๐‘–๐‘กโ„Ž. You will begin to see how God is only testing our faith to see if we truly trust him & that we are a ๐‘‡๐‘…๐‘ˆ๐ธ follower of Christ.


James 1:12 tells us

โ€œBlessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.โ€

So if we remain ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘‘๐‘“๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘ก, James tells us that we will be ๐‘๐‘™๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘๐‘–๐‘’๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘ค๐‘› ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘™๐‘–๐‘“๐‘’. Being ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘‘๐‘“๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘ก is a test but also a process because as Christians even we are not as steady as we should be in Godโ€™s Word because we lose hope.


But the word tells us that we will be ๐ต๐ฟ๐ธ๐‘†๐‘†๐ธ๐ท if we stay ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘‘๐‘“๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘ก. I believe that God will help those who are actually trying, who has a pure heart & love for His Word. He will help us all stay ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘‘๐‘“๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘ก on Him as long as we have the Word in us and believe it with our hearts. God will help you to remain ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘‘๐‘“๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘ก no matter what trail we endure in life.



My challenge for you this week is to remain ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘‘๐‘“๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘ก on God & His Word. Begin to read and know the Word for yourself because it is something that no man can take away from you. It all starts with ๐‘Œ๐‘‚๐‘ˆ & what you are willing to do and what ๐‘Œ๐‘‚๐‘ˆ truly believe in.


Like the Word says, we only need faith the size of a mustard seed. It does not take much, but ๐‘Œ๐‘‚๐‘ˆ have to be ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘‘๐‘“๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘ก & ๐‘๐‘’๐‘™๐‘–๐‘’๐‘ฃ๐‘’ His Word.

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