Revelation 2:10 …. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life. 

We often sing “Standing on the Promises” but with but only a vague idea of what promises we are given in the Bible. Here is a promise right from the lips of Jesus to those who faithfully choose HIM. Though we know we are saved by faith, walk by faith and live by faith; there is little thought given to faith’s companion: “Faithfulness”. While faith is both a gift and a fruit of the Spirit, faithfulness can not be received, it must be lived. A bit more than 41 years back Nancy and I stood before a church altar and said “Till death do us part”. Those words were spoken in faith,  but the last forty-one years have been a process of learning faithfulness.

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    Whether it is in marriage, in church or on our jobs, faithfulness is a quality highly prized by God. God so loved the world that He gave His son… (John 3:16) and God so loves marriage that He hates divorce (Malachi 2:16) Over these years we have had a few mountain tops, many rivers to climb and yes – some deep valleys. Walking together so long we have begun to know what the other person will say or think even before they know it themselves! Our walk with Jesus is very much the same. He is always faithful and our walking out a life time of faithfulness with Him will have a reward. ! On the day we stand in Heaven to celebrate we will realize it has been worth it all!

Author: pastorpete51

My wife and I serve as members of a worship team at a multicultural church. Our members are from Brazil, Nepal and the U.S.. Because of the many languages and cultures in our local body we face unique challenges, such as how many songs will we do in English today? What new songs can we use in either language that are simple enough for the people to sing. The songs, the devotions and insights here are a small portion of some of the ways God is leading us as we push towards the goal. I pray that these will be both a blessing and an encouragement for those of you who may pass by Praise 2 Worship.

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