This week I have been contemplating the differences between faithful and faith full. The verse that started this thoughtful process was Psalm 106:6 “My eyes will be on the faithful in the land, that they might dwell with me.” “My eyes…” I am reminded of another verse referring to God’s eyes: “For the eyes of the Lord roam over all the earth to strengthen thoses whose hearts are fully committed to Him.” 2 Chronicles 16:9 When God’s eyes roam, I want to be found faithful. Lyrics to the song “Roam” by the B52s permeate my mind:
“Roam if you want to, roam around the world”
Lord, may your eyes find me faithful in my relationship with you, my marriage, mothering my children, prayer time, relationships, making healthy choices, trusting you, and even the mudane tasks of life.
I whisper, “Lord I want to be found faithful.”
“What is looked for is man to be found faithful.” 1 Corinthians 4:2
I faithfully prepare my coffee pot every night to begin brewing at 5:30am the next day, but my coffee mug is almost empty. Faithful verse Faith Full. My mind brews. Is it possible to faithfully do all the right things at the right times (get up early to pray and spend time with God) and be found not faith full? I think so.
What would cause me to be faithful but not have my faith full? Trust or lack thereof.
“He who began a good work in you Is faithful to complete it.” Phillipians 1:6
“The One who calls you IS faithful and He will do it.” 1 Thesalonians 5:24
I pray, “Forgive me Lord for being faithful, but not having my faith full. How can I share my faith with others if my own faith is not full? Forgive me Lord for the times of doubt and not trusting in you. Thank you Lord, that you are always faithful! Lord, thank you that you always finish what you start. Lord, when your eyes roam of the earth today, may you find me faithful and faith full.” ~April “May you and I be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.” Romans 1:12