I've been thinking about faithfulness lately. It is so easy to talk about faithfulness when everything in your life is going smooth. At those times we think back fondly on the days of uncertainty and remind each other that "God is certainly faithful." As the trials pass and we settle into the mundane we tend to forget that faithfulness is a two way street. I looked up "faithful" on the Webster online dictionary. There were several definitions, but what caught my attention was the definition that Webster labeled "Obsolete". It was the term "full of faith". The common and accepted definitions today are good; steadfast, true to the facts, given with strong adherence, but whatever happened to 'full of faith"? Faith; a (1): belief and trust in and loyalty to God (2): belief in the traditional doctrines of a religion b (1): firm belief in something for which there is no proof . Is this the faith that has become obsolete?
So much is happening in our lives and our country today. Many of us are facing struggles we haven't faced in a long time, or maybe never. I propose we bring back the obsolete "full of faith". A belief and a trust in God that is unshakable. One that will strengthen those around us. One that is a two-way street with God, where He can call us faithful and not just one demanding his faithfulness to deliver us out of the trials.
My eyes will be on the faithful in the land, that they may dwell with me; those whose walk is blameless will minister to me.
Imagine that, we the faithful (full of faith), ministering to the Lord. Let's give it a try!