Oath of Allegiance
Joshua 23:14-”Behold, this day I [am] going the way of all the earth. And you know in all your hearts and in all your souls that not one thing has failed of all the good things which the LORD your God spoke concerning you. All have come to pass for you; not one word of them has failed.”-NKJV
No relationship flourishes without trust. Trust is what creates vulnerability and being vulnerable is what exposes us to love and be loved. Trust on the other hand can also expose us to traumas of betrayal, hurts and disappointments. Walking with God requires the element of trust. Faith is the result of expressing this trust without doubting. According to the Book of Hebrews 11:6, “And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.(NLT). This should be the foundation of our walk with God. Without this foundation, one may not be able to survive the challenges and the tests that follow our commitment to God.
Do you currently see yourself in that situation where you are wondering what has gone wrong with your relationship with God? You are asking yourself so many un-answerable questions. You obviously seem so distanced from Him and the connection is no longer there, and your faith has reached the point where you are simply hanging on. Do you feel so disappointed and frustrated that God has not responded to your prayers?
Let me assure you, God is never going to disappoint you because of His Nature and Name- His Name is FAITHFUL! His faithfulness is bound by His unfailing nature and not your circumstances. God is not a victim of your circumstances. He is the Master of every situation. Joshua had to remind the people of Israel the same thing- God’s faithfulness, “all have come to pass for you; not one word of them has failed”. I want you to be ready to testify like Joshua because God will surely bring His promises to pass in your life. Never give up! The game is not yet over. God has vowed to reward your faithfulness and He will surely do so.
Written by Dr. Godwin & Blessing Ude