Day 10- Consistency
Author: Robert Collier
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV
Consistently every morning they are new, steadfast, and they never end!
For years now, my friend Charlie has called me saying, “This is the scripture I am praying over you today.” Then he quotes a scripture. Sometimes it's as simple as “God is faithful.” Sometimes it's a chapter-long promise that he is applying to his own life, and he prays it over my life, too. He believes that the Holy Spirit will confirm it to me where it applies.
Charlie has inspired me to read scripture, not only to feed my soul, but to pray over someone who is going through their own struggle. That has encouraged me to think about ministering to others, taking my eyes off of myself. So, I find scripture that I think is for someone else, and then it also becomes very meaningful to me. The Holy Spirit is consistently ministering to each of us, and He often uses scriptures and Godly friends, because His steadfast love never ceases.
Jesus, in Luke 4:18, announced that the Spirit of the Lord God was upon Him and some of the many works He was accomplishing were proclaiming Good News, binding up broken hearts, opening prison doors, and setting captives free. I know some people who need these promises, and this year I plan to pray for scriptures to encourage them. I want to tell them about Jesus’s heart for them, because God’s consistent love for them, and for each of us, is renewed every morning. Ask yourself, how can I reveal the consistency of the Father’s love to someone today?
PRAY: Father, what do you want to say to me? Teach me your Word that I might know you, so I can speak your consistent mercies to those you bring across my path today. In Jesus Name, Amen!