Our Friend Faithfulness

Something about the new year. Once Christmas, in all her mesmerizing hope and goodness, have passed, I’m one who wants everything put away, do a thorough cleaning, and move on to what the new year has to offer. It’s like one season ends and immediately I am in another.

Many of us have used  this next scripture: Psalm 37:4 Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

But if we read verse 3 first: Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness (or feed on faithfulness).

And then verse 5, the one after says: Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.

Well alrighty then!  I know I want the desires of my heart….I bet you do too. So for this new year, I’m taking what He says to be true. And for that to take place, I need to know what He is saying, not what I think it means (I use the Interlinear Bible for reference and Strong’s).

  1. Trust (vs 3)- be secure, confident;  the word faithfulness in some translations says truly. But it means firm, steadfast.
  2. Delight (vs 4)-myself in Him.  Surprise- it means delicate, soft, delight,  make soft or pliable.  Read this way- Be soft, pliable in the Lord. He will give you the desires of your heart.  That changes it for me even if I don’t use the verse above or below it.
  3. Commit (vs 5) means to roll away….scratching your head yet?, roll away…. it means to push yourself out from touching anything else. Roll away! When you commit, you move away from other thoughts, ideas, perspectives.

Rewritten it says this: Be secure, confident in the Lord and do good; live in the land and be firm and befriend faithfulness. Become soft and pliable in the Lord’s hands, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Roll away from other ideas and perspectives. Fully commit with no other choice, your way to Him. Be secure and confident in him, and he will act.

In this season, in my walk, I do believe I can trust him. But where I need to concentrate is befriending that faithfulness. I need to be steadfast in my decisions of everyday life (sounds like a resolution to me). This usually needs help between my ears. What I think, then I act. What I act upon, I become. I am deciding to commit, roll away from what others are doing or saying. I am rolling to Truth. I’m all in Father. I trust you. I love you. You love me and will act on my behalf.

New year. New season. Hello my new friend faithfulness.



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