But as for you, O man of God… Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.
—1 Timothy 6:11
By Andrew Balducci
The word “steadfastness” has always stood out to me in this verse. I think it’s in part because it’s not a word I use often, but also because it’s a counter-cultural idea. Our society says I should do whatever feels good in the moment, and that I should change course at my discretion. In reality, this often leads to disappointment and instability.
God calls us to imitate him in being steadfast because it’s for our good and his glory. The good news is that we don’t have to strive to be steadfast on our own, but as we trust in the Lord and keep in step with the Spirit, we are transformed. He makes us steadfast because he is steadfast.
Pray with me that as we will walk with the Lord this will be true in each of our lives.
How to pray today:
- Since God is steadfast, pray that he will make all of us steadfast in our pursuit of maturity and faithfulness in Christ. Pray that God will “not lead us into temptation,” but rather into holiness.
- Since worship deepens our relationship with God, pray for our worship services this fall. Pray for the worship band, the A/V team, and for all who lead us. Pray that each of us will worship God not only with our lips, but with our hearts.
- Since the word of God’s grace is able to build us up (Acts 20:32), pray for the preaching of the Word this fall as we teach through the life of David in 1 and 2 Samuel. Pray specifically for Mike and Joe as they work to prepare for our fall series.