“And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day. ” –Luke 2:37
Committment– to be dedicated to a cause or action, or pledge.
Consistent– to be unchanging in nature, standard or effect over time.
As followers of Christ we make a committment to follow Him in all things, no matter what happens during our journey. Many times, when a life change comes, our committment is put to the test because we don’t always understand the timing or reason for that life change. Sometimes our first response isn’t faith; sometimes its fear. And in those times, we must remember our pledge to the Lord. We must not let our allegiance to God waiver just because there is turbulence.
When I read about the widow woman who constantly fasted and prayed, I am so amazed, inspired and encouraged because despite the various changes of life, she remained faithful to the Lord. She lost her husband, the possible bread winner for the family. She lost her best friend. Everything that a husband is supposed to be for a wife- assuming he was a good one- she lost. Though she lost him, she never lost her dedication to the Lord! Wow! Can you imagine what our relationship with God would be like if we remained that faithfully committed? Or what our lives would be like if we remained as consistent as she did? We’d experience God in ways that we would only imagine!
My prayer is that we remain steadfast and unmovable when life begins to happen for us. I pray that God anchors us in our faith and lets us rest assured that He is everything that we could ever want and need. I pray that we don’t lose our dedication or desire to stay faithful to God even when He doesn’t respond or react when we want Him know. I pray that we remain consistent with God even when things around us or within us change. I pray that we remember that He is Lord, that His eyes are upon all, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Let us remember that our pursuit is not in vain ❤️
God bless you!