Do you know what I love about the month of March? March brings a gentle reminder that after persevering through the cold and harsh reality of winter, hope awaits. We have faith that Spring is on its’ way.
We see that as new life bursts through all around us. Green things sprout up from the soil. Flowers and trees begin to bud with new growth. Baby animals are born. The sun, which seems to have been hidden for so long, finally peeks back out.
March reminds us to keep holding on to hope, to keep persevering, and to keep pushing forward,
because we can have faith that the fresh, new hope of Spring is just around the corner.
Faith is all about trusting in the promises we hold true. We know that Spring always follows winter. It’s fact. It’s true. It’s a promise we can trust if we just hang on through the hard times.
That idea of holding on, persevering, and pushing forward is the thought that kept penetrating my heart as I prayed about and pondered over a theme for March. In January, the focus was on putting First things First by being intentional. In February, the theme was to Love Well by loving one another. As I looked at March, one word filled my thoughts.
Webster’s Dictionary defines faithful as (1) steadfast in affection or allegiance, (2) firm in adherence to promises or in observance of duty, (3) given with strong assurance, and (4) true to the facts, to a standard, or to an original.
I found this verse and immediately knew it was the verse I wanted to press into this month.
Psalm 86:11 NIV
“Teach me your way, Lord, that I may rely on your faithfulness;
give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.”
I’m not sure about you, but if there is one thing that I feel these days, it is divided.
I feel pulled in many different directions all at the same time. My to do list is long and my attention span is short. I’m multitasking, splitting my time and attention between ALL OF THE THINGS, yet still the to do’s don’t quite get done.
You feel me? Have you been there?
We are trying to do it all and all we’re left feeling is a little scattered. What our hearts really crave is to feel FAITHFUL and UNDIVIDED.
Just like we can count on the fact that Spring comes after winter,
we long to be that steadfast and dependable.
We want to be found that faithful instead being found frazzled.
That’s what I want to explore this month. I want to dig in to what it means to be found faithful. What is faithfulness? What can we have faith in? How does it look to be undivided? Is it possible or is it a unicorn that only exists in myths and legends?
Not only that, but let’s look at the one who is always found faithful. Let’s set our faithful Father as our example and look at the part of His character that never falters or fails us.
This month, will you join me? Will you come along side of me as we explore faithfulness?
~Prayer for March~
Help us to dig deep into your word
to explore and understand faithfulness.
Replace our frazzled selves with faithful servants.
Give us an undivided heart
that we may fear your name.
Be our example.
In Jesus’ name, we pray.
Love and Blessings,