August 12, 2023

Having Faithfulness

Daily Devotional2 Minutes

“We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers; remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.”—1 Thessalonians 1:2–3 KJV

Paul knew these Thessalonian Christians constantly were under the microscope as people all around were examining their lives. As a result, Paul encouraged them to demonstrate their faith in practical ways to prove they truly had been changed by the Gospel.

He was thankful they were engaged in a “work of faith” and labored “without ceasing.” But he also knew they could become weary of the practical challenges of life. Just going about our daily tasks can leave us drained.

It is often difficult to stay motivated. The pressures and strains of daily life can leave us vulnerable and willing to compromise. It can be easy to find ourselves frustrated, tired, and worn out.

The Bible reminds us why having the right attitude is important and why we should seek to be faithful in everything we do, looking to God for all the strength and energy we need.

Think about how you react to the challenges in your life and the circumstances you face. Remember that your attitude is a testimony to the way Jesus has transformed your life.

Don’t be distracted by issues that might divert or discourage you. Stay focused and faithful, persevering in every situation. Look to God to provide the energy and answers you need. Let your light shine through the things you say and do. Trust God and ask Him to help you to be faithful.

Reflection Question: How do you react to difficult circumstances?

Prayer
Father, help me to be faithful in all I do. Give me Your love for others. I seek first Your Kingdom. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
1 Thessalonians 1

Prayer
Father, help me to be faithful in all I do. Give me Your love for others. I seek first Your Kingdom. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
1 Thessalonians 1