Day 33: 5th Sunday Celebration — Faithfulness (April 2nd)
Reading: Isaiah 55:1–13
Life can be very difficult to navigate. Sometimes it can lead us to a place of doubt. How do we know God loves us? We see in Isaiah 55 and with assurance in the scripture we know that we are to draw near to God. Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come buy and eat (Isaiah 55:1). Here we see very clear an invitation for everyone to come even those who cannot afford to. God’s faithfulness and character are demonstrated in this scripture. Throughout this chapter we read of God’s faithfulness, but He calls for us to take action. Take action how?
Throughout the chapter we are told to come. This requires us to move. Verse 3 tells us to; “Listen, and you will find life.” Again a call to actively hear what God has to say. Seek the Lord while you can find Him. Call on Him now while He is near. Over and over throughout this chapter we can see God’s faithfulness. However, his faithfulness is coupled by our ability to take action. But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves (James 1:22).
The Spirit of God produces faithfulness as we’ve seen in previous weeks. However, in order for good fruit to be produced the ground must be watered, the ground must be taken care of, and weeds must be removed in order for the fruit to grow well. We as believers must take action. As we are in this season of surrender, what action needs to take place in order for faithfulness to grow? Faith comes from hearing the word of God. What are the weeds in your life, which hinder the growth of anything good? God calls us to move and take action. The Spirit requires for us to crucify the sin in our life.
Prayer: God, I believe your word is true. Reveal to me the things that need to be removed from my life. Show me what action I need to take in my life in order for good fruit to be produced. Thank you for your faithfulness to me. Help me to grow in faith as I read your word. Amen.