Stay Faithful

But Elisha said, “As surely as the LORD lives and as you live, I will not leave you.” Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here; the LORD has sent me to Bethel.” But Elisha said, “As surely as the LORD lives and as you live, I will not leave (2 Kings 2:2, NIV)

When the prophet Elijah was about to be taken up to heaven in a whirlwind, three times he told his assistant Elisha that he did not need to go with him to Bethel. But Elisha, who had taken care of Elijah faithfully, wouldn’t hear of it. His attitude was, “I’m committed to you. I was with you in the good times of miracles, and I’m going to be with you to the end.” Elisha had plenty of reasons to walk away, but he was committed. Because he stayed committed to serving Elijah, Elisha received a double portion of Elijah’s anointing and ended up performing twice as many miracles as Elijah did. His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy Lord. Matt.25:23

What happens when you are faithful to God? When we are truly faithful to God, this shapes the way we live. For example, we are able to be loyal in our relationships here on Earth and truly love others. Faithfulness requires us to submit our ways to God. It comes from a place of realizing that we are in need of a Savior and that He is in control of our lives What are the benefits of being faithful to God?

Benefits of Being Faithful

• God preserves, protects & guards his faithful.

• God promises his faithful.

• God blesses his faithful.

• God strengthens his faithful.

• God guides his faithful.

• How do I stay faithful to God?

• Learn to love, to be respectful, patient, understanding.

Don't get upset over small things. Learn to accept life itself as a gift from God, no matter how good or bad you think it is. Ask Jesus to do the work in your heart that needs to be done in order for you to reflect His character.

When you stay committed to your marriage, to your church, or to your job even though it’s hard, a double portion is coming—double favor, double honor, double resources. When you do the right thing when the wrong thing is happening, God will make things happen that you couldn’t make happen. Stay committed, stay faithful, stay loyal. You’re close to your breakthrough!

A Prayer for Today

“Father, thank You for the double portion that You have reserved for those who stay committed when it would be easy to walk away. Help me to do the right thing when the wrong thing is happening. I believe that my breakthrough is coming. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

 

I Love you and I will continue to pray for and with you!

Prophetess Patricia