Fear Not Your Faithfulness Counts (#55)

Daniel 10:12  “Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel; for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words.”  (KJV)

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FAITHFULNESS COUNTS!!!!  God responds when His faithful ones call out to Him!  Good to know!  Super motivation ‘cause I need Him to hear and come!  This swimming upstream is difficult…………..

What does faithfulness entail?

  1. Love the LORD with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength. (Luke 10:27)
  2. Love others as you love yourself  (Matthew 22:39)
  3. Do not take the LORD’s name in vain-His name is HOLY  (Exodus 20:7- #53)
  4. Be holy as He is holy (I Peter 1:16)
  5. As much as is within you, live in peace with others   (Romans 12:18)
  6. Render to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s  (Mark 12:17)
  7. Seek 1st the kingdom of God and His righteousness and then all things will be added into you.   (Matthew 6:33)

Daniel prayed three times per day, fasted, kept the Sabbath, refused to put the king above the God of Heaven,  kept the ordinances of the Jewish law, and he put his life on the line for his faith in Yahweh.  He was faithful.  Everyday.

One fish swimming upstream.  God noticed Daniel’s faithfulness and He rewarded his faithfulness by calling him by his name, protecting his life, and Daniel found favor and was held in high esteem by the Holy God of Heaven and his peers, and even those who were in earthly authority over him.

Be faithful to the LORD and He will honor your faithfulness with His favor.  He hears our petitions!  He knows our names!  We are not lost in the sea of faces.  He knows the direction we have chosen to swim!  He will come to us!

Just keep swimming!  And enjoy the colors along the way!

Just Keep Swimming by Dorie from Finding Nemo

Swimming upstream,

Yvonne

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About Yvonne Jones

I am at heart, a LIFEguard: "big" sister, mama, grandmother, aunt, friend, swimming coach, lifeguard trainer, and registered nurse. I am in the business of alleviating fear through education and lots of hand holding. As a swimming instructor, I have taught people of all ages to overcome fear of the water and I marvel as fear gives way to fearlessness, as panic turns to pure joy, as tears dissolve into giggles of glee, and pennies retrieved from the bottom of the abyss become trophies. As a nurse, I have been privileged to walk up to Heaven's gate as patients and family are welcomed home, witnessed the miracle of birth, helped mend broken hearts, and cared for the elderly as they wait. Scriptures number one admonition is "fear not." Question is HOW??? The Word becomes our swimming instructor and can help us learn to "tread water til Jesus comes." Something my students often thought I was going to make them do! So welcome to my pool! Jump in the cool water. Let it refresh your soul and feel the unseen hands of the Master Lifeguard lift you up and out of the deep water. Who knows, you just might even walk on water!

One thought on “Fear Not Your Faithfulness Counts (#55)

  1. Beth Brown

    His faithfulness is eternal. I need much work on mine!! Thanking God for hearing our prayers and taking care of Walt!
    Bless u Von.

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